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Among 100 Most Influentials: Rulon Stacey

Poudre Valley Health System

For immediate release: August 23, 2011

Gary Kimsey 970.495.7427 | 970.689.2512

Rulon Stacey, president and CEO of Poudre Valley Health System, has been named one of the 100 most influential people in health care in 2011 by Modern Healthcare, the industry's leading journal.

Stacey joined such other influential leaders on the list as President Obama; U.S. representative Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Services secretary.

Stacey is known by peers throughout the nation and PVHS staff members for his passion about innovation and delivering world-class health care.

"With national healthcare reform underway, this is a critical time in the history of health care," Stacey said. "More than ever, healthcare organizations must focus on providing high quality patient care and working together for the benefit of our patients."

Announced August 22, the annual 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare honor recognizes the men and women considered among the most influential throughout the industry, as chosen by Modern Healthcare's readers and senior editors.

In addition to his leadership role with PVHS, Stacey is the current chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of 38,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations. His ACHE chairmanship is a voluntary position.

Under his leadership, PVHS has significantly improved patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and safety. The health system has been recognized nationally by the American Hospital Association, U.S. News & World Report and other national organizations for providing some of the best patient care in America.

In 2008, PVHS received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's top honor for the best-performing organizations. PVHS was the only healthcare system and one of three organizations to receive the congress-created award that year.

Stacey joined PVHS in 1996 when Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colo., was the health system's only hospital. Since then, PVHS has expanded to include Medical Center of the Rockies, which PVHS built and opened in 2007 in Loveland, Colo.

In the last three years, the health system has opened or purchased medical clinics in Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, and throughout other areas of northern Colorado--a tactic developed thanks to Stacey's belief that health care should be easily accessible for patients. The health system also provides care for people living in Wyoming and southwestern Nebraska.

Stacy is a native of Provo, Utah. He holds a bachelor of science in economics and a master's degree in health administration from Brigham Young University and a doctor of philosophy in health policy from the University of Colorado.


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