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CHI Colorado Foundation names new PresidentPublished 8/4/2009

Jane Robbe Rhodes was recently named president of the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Colorado Foundation, replacing Jerry Bagg who has been named president of  the CHI Foundation, a national position with the foundation. The CHI Colorado Foundation provides leadership support to Centura Health’s seven Colorado foundations charged with fund raising for its Catholic hospitals.
The foundations are St. Anthony and St. Anthony North in Denver, St. Mary-Corwin in Pueblo, St. Thomas More in Cañon City, Penrose-St. Francis in Colorado Springs, St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco and Mercy Medical Center in Durango.
Rhodes has served as the president of the St. Mary-Corwin Foundation in Pueblo for 21 years. Highlights during her tenure include contributions of $2.8 million to the expansion of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, helping purchase the Trilogy Linear Accelerator for the Dorcy Cancer Center, and providing a half-million dollar grant to relocate and expand a family practice and residency center that provides primary care and services to low-income people.
 “What I love most is the diversity of the foundation’s work. As I move into the position at the CHI Colorado Foundation, I look forward to working with seven local foundations and communities,” stated Rhodes.
Rhodes will continue to serve as president of the St. Mary-Corwin Foundation while a replacement is found. Jerry Bagg, former president of the CHI Colorado Foundation will now serve as the president of the CHI Foundation, a national position with leadership of 72 hospital foundations across the U.S.
Colorado’s largest health care provider, the Centura Health family includes 12 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, Flight For Life and home care and hospice services. A nonprofit, faith-based organization, Centura Health is a joint venture organization that was formed in 1996 by Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado and Adventist Health System. Centura Health provides care and comfort to more than half a million people each year and is one of Colorado’s largest private employers with more than 13,000 associates. For more information on Centura Health, visit www.centura.org.


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