Christina Johnson, MD, Named Chief Executive Officer of Longmont United Hospital

(LONGMONT, COLO.) After a nationwide search, Longmont United Hospital (LUH) announced today that they have named a new Chief Executive Officer, Christina (Tina) Johnson, MD. Dr. Johnson will become one of two female physicians in Colorado to become the Chief Executive Officer of a hospital. She will join Longmont United Hospital – Centura Health on May 14, 2018.

Johnson is an experienced and dynamic leader with more than 20 years of clinical and operational experience. Johnson joins Longmont United Hospital from Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, CO, where she has served as Chief Operating Officer since 2015. During her tenure, Johnson led business development of multiple clinical service lines, implementation of clinical excellence programs and multiple physician recruitments. With both clinical and operations experience, Johnson will help Longmont United Hospital continue to serve every neighborhood and every community to create caring impact.

As a mission inspired, executive leader, Tina’s dedication to teamwork which leads to the best possible whole person care aligns to the values and mission which guides Centura Health. “I am incredibly excited to join a hospital with such a rich history and a more than 100-year legacy in the community,” said Tina Johnson. “There is something very special about a community hospital and I look forward continuing Longmont United Hospital’s dedication to caring for this vibrant community.”

Johnson earned her BA in Biology from Reed College and completed her Doctor of Medicine from Columbia University. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at University of California, San Francisco and did a second residency in Emergency Medicine at Denver Health. She most recently earned her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Denver.

“I’m confident that with her experience as a clinician and in operations, coupled with her impressive leadership skills, Christina will successfully lead Longmont United Hospital in fulfilling Centura Health’s mission to create flourishing communities by inspiring our caregivers passion for nurturing the mind, body and spirit of our neighbors,” says Edward Sim, President of Centura Health’s Mountains and North Denver Operating Group.

Joseph Tasse has been acting as the Interim President and CEO of Longmont United Hospital since Mitchell Carson departed in October 2017. Over the next few weeks, Tasse will be working with Johnson to ensure a smooth transition as she steps into her new role.

“We are excited to have Tina join our team at Longmont United Hospital. She will be a great addition to the team as we continue our legacy of providing high quality, compassionate care to the communities we serve,” said Tasse. 

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About Longmont United Hospital
Longmont United Hospital, part of Centura Health, is a non-profit community hospital with specialty areas in Women’s & Children's Services, Heart and Vascular, Orthopedics and Spine, Neurosciences, Comprehensive Surgical Services, Cancer Care, Trauma Services, Primary Care, and Acute Medical Services. It offers quality in-patient and out-patient healthcare services including Physician Services and a 24-hour Emergency Department. The Emergency Department is a Level III Trauma Center, as designated by the state of Colorado. Visit Longmont United Hospital website.

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