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Maureen Tarrant Named President & CEO of P/SL and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL

July 17, 2014

Maureen Tarrant
Maureen Tarrant

HealthONE’s Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL is pleased to announce Maureen Tarrant has been named the new President and CEO effective Monday, Aug. 4.

Tarrant will be moving from her current role as President and CEO of Sky Ridge Medical Center to take over the CEO position at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL, a two-hospital campus, providing the most advanced care for patients from across the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains.

Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center’s history dates back to 1881 with many “firsts” in health care over the years. In 1993, P/SL opened the first cancer center in the Rocky Mountain region, and one of the first centers of its kind in the U.S., dedicated exclusively to the treatment of cancer. P/SL now has the largest bone marrow transplant center in the region, The Colorado Blood Cancer Institute (CBCI). CBCI is nationally recognized for the clinical expertise and research of its eight physicians who have more than 140 years of cumulative experience. In 2013, CBCI performed more than 250 bone marrow transplants.

P/SL is also home to the region’s most complex orthopedic program, The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk (DCER). DCER is a team of medical professionals who specialize in management and treatment of conditions and diseases of the most complex orthopedic cases. The DCER team treats both adults and children and holds the best reported long-term survival for bone cancer anywhere in the world.

The medical team at P/SL has been taking care of children for nearly 30 years, and in 2010, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) at P/SL was opened on campus, giving children and families a dedicated pediatric center. RMHC at P/SL is the anchor facility for the HealthONE system of pediatric care, providing the most complex specialty care and comprehensive pediatric services. It is home to the largest Neonate Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the entire Rocky Mountain region. RMHC at P/SL has had many firsts over the years; the first fetal surgery in 1988 and several “First in the world” minimally invasive surgeries. Our specialists also perform the largest number of minimally invasive procedures of neonates and infants anywhere in the world.

Overseeing a two hospital campus is a tremendous challenge Tarrant is ready to take on. “I am both humbled and honored to be selected for this new role,” said Maureen Tarrant. “Over the past 11 years, I have been fortunate to work with an extraordinary team of health care professionals and an exemplary Medical Staff at Sky Ridge. Together, we created a destination facility with a depth and breadth of service that has earned the facility quality accolades, patient confidence and community respect. I look forward to bringing this same passion for growth, clinical excellence, economic development and community involvement to my new position. ”

HealthONE’s CEO, Sylvia Young says Tarrant has the proven track record to lead and expand services in the Denver community. “We are very excited that Maureen will be leading Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL. This promotional opportunity for her is a reflection of the extraordinary results she has achieved at Sky Ridge as evidenced by the expansion and capital investment at that hospital and their superior results in patient safety and patient satisfaction.”

Since its opening in 2003, Sky Ridge Medical Center:

  • Is the most successful startup hospital in HCA history, growing from 106 beds at its opening in 2003 to nearly 300 today
  • Has earned annual recognition from the Joint Commission as a top performer in key quality measures
  • Was ranked #1 in safety by Consumer Reports
  • Achieved stellar patient and physician satisfaction scores
  • Opened a dedicated Spine & Total Joint Center incorporating the vision of the state’s leading orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons
  • Launched comprehensive centers of excellence in oncology, cardiology, orthopedics, stroke, breast cancer care, bariatric surgery and general surgery, to name a few
  • Expanded its neurosciences program with the addition of cranial procedures and deep brain stimulation as well as advancing its trauma program
  • Added HealthONE Airlife helicopter and a hangar to the campus
  • Will open its expanded Women’s Hospital at Sky Ridge in October 2014 to include a private entrance, higher acuity NICU with private rooms, a Ronald McDonald room, high-risk antepartum rooms and private amenity suites; the Sky Ridge Women’s Hospital is expected to be the largest women’s hospital in the state in the coming years
  • Broke ground on its third Medical Office Building, which will have a women’s and children’s focus and include a Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children 24/7 dedicated Pediatric ER and observation beds as well as pediatric sub-specialists, Sally Jobe Breast Center, Imaging Center and more (expected to open September 2015)

“I've known Maureen for more than 20 years and have nothing but admiration for her abilities. She is a terrific selection for CEO of P/SL and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children,” said HealthONE Board Chair John McWilliams.

The medical staff at P/SL and RMHC is looking forward to continuing its quality care to each and every patient under Tarrant’s leadership. “We are very excited to have Maureen Tarrant join our leadership team,” said P/SL and RMHC Medical Staff President, Dr. Brian Dwinnell. “The medical staff is optimistic about the future for P/SL and RMHC given Maureen’s track record of excellence, highlighted by her collaborative, patient-centered approach.”

Tarrant is taking over after the resignation of CEO, Mimi Roberson, who was part of the HCA team for 22 years, 15 of those years at P/SL and RMHC. Her professional success has been matched by her community and philanthropic success. Mimi Roberson represented HealthONE and P/SL in a host of leadership roles throughout the community, and garnered numerous awards and accolades along the way.