Intermountain St. Mary’s Welcomes New VP and Chief Medical Officer

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Dr. Arnold will lead efforts to improve the patient and caregiver experience and grow high-quality, high-value care at St. Mary's Medical Center.

Grand Junction, CO (PRUnderground) September 14th, 2022

Intermountain St. Mary’s Medical Center is pleased to welcome Michele Arnold, MD, MBA as its new Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.

As a key leader on the hospital Senior Leadership Team, Dr. Arnold will lead efforts to improve the patient and caregiver experience and grow the high-quality, high-value care provided to the Grand Junction community and beyond. Her leadership in safety and quality, along with a proven ability to expand services and programs, will complement and amplify the outstanding work of providers and care teams.

Dr. Arnold is joining St. Mary’s from Providence-Swedish Health Services in Seattle, Washington, where she served as Chief Medical Officer for Swedish Medical Center in the community of Issaquah. During her tenure, her focus on growth, transformation and stewardship brought improved performance outcomes that endured the impacts of COVID-19. Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and subspecialty-certified in Neuromuscular Medicine, Dr. Arnold held a variety of clinical and leadership roles across Swedish Health Services, including Regional Executive Medical Director of the musculoskeletal service lines.

Before joining Swedish, Dr. Arnold served as Chief Medical Informatics Officer and as Medical Group Vice President for Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Dr. Arnold is a graduate of Texas A&M and completed her residency at the Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. In 2021, she earned her Executive MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle.

She is an avid runner, an outdoor enthusiast, and has summited numerous Pacific Northwest peaks including Mt. Rainier, and 42 of Colorado’s 58 fourteeners. She is excited to move to the Grand Junction community, continue her Colorado adventures, and enjoy the splendor of the western slope.

“I am thrilled to join the community and honored to team up with the skilled caregivers and leaders at St. Mary’s to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care to the people of the Grand Valley and beyond,” said Dr. Michele Arnold.

About Intermountain Healthcare

Headquartered in Utah with locations in eight states and additional operations across the western U.S., Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 3,900 employed physicians and advanced care providers, a health plans division called SelectHealth with more than one million members, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs. For more information and updates, click here

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