St. Anthony names administrator for new hospital |

St. Anthony names administrator for new hospital


FRISCO – Paul Chodkowski will join St. Anthony Hospitals as the administrator for the new 90,000-square-foot hospital under construction near Frisco, which is scheduled for completion in December.Chodkowski also will be responsible for the Granby Medical Center, the Copper Mountain Clinic and the 7 Mile Medical Clinic in Winter Park.Chodkowski has more than 20 years experience in health care leadership. Currently, he is president and chief executive officer of the 200-bed St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y. St. Clare’s also operates family practice and dental residency programs, a family health center, a cardiac rehabilitation center, an outpatient surgical center and a medical office building.”Paul’s experience and expertise will serve us well as St. Anthony Hospitals expands our ministry of healing within the mountains,” said George Zara, chief executive officer of St. Anthony. Zara said Chodkowski’s guidance will help staff members face the opportunities and challenges that come with the opening of a new full-service hospital.”We are confident that his energy, creativity and operational expertise soon will be recognized and valued within the community and among health care professionals,” Zara said.St. Anthony Hospitals span more than 100 years in Colorado that began with two Catholic nuns collecting money from railroad workers, miners and saloon patrons to open St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver.St. Anthony Central is the only private, nonprofit Level I trauma center in the state. It also operates St. Anthony North Hospital in the north Denver metro area and Flight For Life, the largest critical-care transport program in Colorado and the first hospital-based civilian emergency air ambulance program in the nation.

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