Nurturing the health of our community
Centura Health Physician Group is one of the largest multi-specialty physician groups in the region and serves as a cornerstone of the Centura Health network of care. With more than 130 physician practices and over 700 providers, we're connecting consumers to state-of-the-art technology, clinical resources and vast professional expertise to keep them healthier.
At Centura Health Physician Group, we combine the best tools, resources and minds with quality, compassion and service. Although our over 700 providers differ in their expertise, they share a care philosophy that centers on keeping patients healthier by treating the whole person rather than a single illness or injury. Our approach to care not only nurtures the health of those in our community, but also increases value for the patients we serve.
Executive Leadership Team
Scott Ellner, DO
Scott Ellner, DO, serves as Group President for Physician Alignment at Centura Health, providing leadership to Centura Health Physician Group, Colorado Health Neighborhoods, and FullWell. Prior to serving in this role, Dr. Ellner served as the CEO of Centura Health Physician Group, supporting our multi-specialty group in providing whole-person care and building flourishing communities.
Dr. Ellner’s previous roles demonstrate his commitment to physicians, patients and hospitals, working together to meet the needs of the communities served. Prior to Centura Health, he helped Saint Francis Medical Group, a 400-provider multi-specialty practice in Connecticut, to grow and evolve amid the changing reimbursement and regulatory environment as its President and Vice Chairman, Surgical Service Line. As an educator, surgeon and public health leader, he has been responsible for many widely admired patient safety initiatives.
Dr. Ellner loves interacting with the public as well as with his fellow physicians and is an esteemed published author in 20-plus publications and 200-plus speaking engagements.
Vance McLarren, MHA
Vance McLarren, MHA, joined Centura Health Physician Group (CHPG) in September 2018 as President. In this role, he provides oversight of the administrative and operational functions of CHPG. Prior to joining Centura Health, Vance served as the Chief Operations Officer at Banner Medical Group in Phoenix, Ariz. His areas of expertise include revenue cycle enhancement, improving key operational and clinical performance metrics and leadership development. Vance is a dynamic and passionate health care leader with demonstrated success in the areas of clinical operations, financial management, strategic planning and business development.
Vance earned his Bachelor of Science from Taylor University in Upland, Ind. and his Master of Hospital and Healthcare Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Ellen Burkett, MD
Vice President of Primary Care Strategy
Ellen Burkett, MD, is the Vice President of Primary Care Strategy for Centura Health Physician Group (CHPG). She works in close collaboration with operating group leadership and other Centura Health leaders to ensure the success of our primary care service line. Dr. Burkett has a passion for improving the sustainability of primary care.
Dr. Burkett is board-certified in internal medicine and has been practicing since 1994. She graduated from Texas Christian University with a bachelor of science in nursing in 1978 and received her doctor of medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1987. She completed her internship, residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado Health Science Center.
Dr. Burkett currently serves on the Colorado Health Neighborhoods (CHN) and FullWell board of directors and is an active member of the American College of Physicians, the Colorado Medical Society and the American Medical Association.
Sunmee (Sue) Lee, MD
Vice President of Specialty Care Strategy
Sunmee (Sue) Lee, MD, is the Vice President of Specialty Care Strategy for Centura Health Physician Group (CHPG). She works in close collaboration with the CHPG executive team, medical directors and strategic partners to guide strategies that will ensure the success of our specialty care service line.
Dr. Lee received her doctor of medicine from Northwestern University Medical School in 1992 and completed OB/GYN residency at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. in 1996, serving her final year as a chief resident. She also served in the US Army as an active duty officer and physician, honorably discharged as Major Promotable in 2003. Dr. Lee is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, is a fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as a member of Christian Medical and Dental Association.
Dr. Lee currently practices at Integrated OB/GYN at Parker and previously served as the Medical Director of the CHPG women’s health service line for five years.
Board of Directors
- Raymond Mencini, MD
- Oswaldo Grenardo, MD
- Peter Banko
- Scott Ellner, DO
- Eddie Sim
- Tom Gessel
- Morre Dean
- Toni Green-Cheatwood, DO
- Scott Hallgren, MD
- Keith Minihane, MD
- Mark Saddler, MD
- Rebekah Dennis, NP
- Gary Klein, MD
- John Sandoval, MD
- Ellen Burkett, MD
- Sunmee Lee, MD