Nate Olson of Colorado is New President & CEO

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Nate Olson of Colorado is New President & CEO

Date: 11/28/12

Nate Olson of Colorado Springs will become the new President & CEO of St. Peter’s Hospital on February 1, announced Patty Nelson, St. Peter’s Hospital Board Chair.  The announcement follows the Board’s search for a new Chief Executive which began this past June.

“We are pleased that Nate will be joining St. Peter’s and look forward to working with him and the hospital’s management team to make sure the community’s medical needs are met in the most positive, efficient and cost-effective manner possible,” said Nelson.  “The Board would also like to recognize the significant contributions made by Tom Gregg as interim CEO.  Tom’s leadership and rebuilding trust with the community, physicians, and hospital has been invaluable; we are lucky to have him as part of the hospital management team.”

Dr. Tom Strizich, chair of St. Peter’s Medical Staff, said, “The Medical Staff was very impressed with Nate’s sincerity and authenticity during the interview process.  We look forward to collaborating with him to further advance healthcare in Helena.”

Olson, 51, is Chief Executive Officer of St. Francis Medical Center, a 172-bed general acute care facility, and Vice President of Distributed Delivery at Centura Health South State Hospital Group.  He has 30 years of financial and healthcare management experience, having also served as CEO at hospitals and health systems in Nebraska, Illinois, and Colorado.  He has been involved with many community organizations over the years, including leadership roles with the American Heart Association, Rotary, the Chamber of Commerce, and his church.

A Certified Public Accountant, Olson received his undergraduate degree from Western State College in Gunnison, Colo., and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. One of the early highlights of his career was an opportunity to work in the Netherlands for a year.  He and his wife, Kris, have two grown daughters, Jackey and Hannah, and one granddaughter, Abbey.



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