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Best Places to Work - Rulon F. Stacey

Panelist - Breakout Session "D" - Social Media for Internal Communications ... Opportunities and Risks

Back to Best Places to Work in Healthcare Rulon F. Stacey, Ph.D., FACHE, joined Poudre Valley Health System in 1996 as the fifth CEO in just four years. Since that time, Dr. Stacey has led the transformation of PVHS into a health system with more than 5,300 employees and a dozen facilities in three states. During his time in Fort Collins, Dr. Stacey has distinguished himself as a healthcare executive, international speaker and author because of his ability to lead the industry in finding ways to align incentives with regional providers in order to maximize value to patients. These partnerships include nearly 20 joint ventures with physicians in the region and Medical Center of the Rockies, a unique joint ventured regional tertiary referral center between PVHS and Regional West Medical Center, Scotsbluff, Neb. These joint ventures have allowed the health system to focus on quality outcomes, while nearly quadrupling the net revenue and net assets of the health system.
For these innovations, Dr. Stacey received the 1999 Robert S. Hudgens Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives as the "Young Healthcare Executive of the Year." In 2005, Dr. Stacey was named as Northern Colorado's Business Leader of the Year by the Fort Collins Coloradoan and Entrepreneur of the year by The Northern Colorado Business Report. In 2000, the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado, Denver, named Dr. Stacey a Milstein Scholar for having written that year's best dissertation. In early 2007, Dr. Stacey was elected to serve on the governing board of the 38,000 member American College of Healthcare Executives. In March 2011, Dr. Stacey was confirmed as 77th Chairman of that organization's governing board. In November 2008, the President of the United States announced that Poudre Valley Health System was one of only three organizations and the only healthcare organization in the United States to receive that year's prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest recognition for performance excellence. In August 2011, Modern Healthcare named Dr. Stacey among the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2011. Among others on the prestigious list were President Obama and Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Poudre Valley Health System was also recognized in 2010 as one of the top 100 health systems in the U.S. This recognition was in addition to Poudre Valley Hospital being named one of the top 100 hospitals five consecutive years and one of only seven hospitals in the United States to be designated as a Magnet hospital three times. Back to Best Places to Work in Healthcare

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