Erin Denholm, MSN, RN

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    Erin Denholm

Senior Vice President

Centura Health

Denver, CO

As president and chief executive officer of Centura Health at Home, Erin is responsible for Centura Health's home based service lines including home care, hospice, home infusion, oxygen and home medical equipment. In addition to serving the communities in which Centura Health has hospitals (Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Canon City), Centura Health at Home also has locations in Durango and Pagosa Springs.

In August of 2006, Erin was voted by The Denver Business Journal, Business Woman of the Year in Health Care. Leading a successful legislative process for teleheath reimbursement from Medicaid for the state was one of the leading influences in attainig this award.

Erin has been in home care most of her professional career. After receiving her BSN degree in 1981 fromMt. St. Joseph, she pursued her first love, public health nursing, working in the U.S. Virgin Islands Public Health System operating clinics and doing home visits in the rain forest and public housing units. She then channeled that passion into a career in home care that has spanned more than 20 years. Erin joined Centura Health as the Director of Home Care for the PorterCare Hospital system in 1995, after 10 years at Western Home Health and Western Home Care (sister agencies). Her first charge at PorterCare was to use her extensive managed care expertise to turn around the Senior HMO program performance. Under her direction the program rebounded from significant losses to profitability in 90 days. Shortly thereafter the PorterCare system merged with Provenant Health Partners to form Centura Health. Erin was responsible for the consolidation of the home care, infusion and hospice operations for the Denver metropolitan service area. Subsequently, she was promoted to her current position overseeing all of Centura's home health services for the entire state.

In 2003, Erin was one of only 20 nurses in the country selected for a three year fellowship with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's largest philanthropic organization devoted exclusively to health care. During her fellowship, Erin collaborated with a nationally recognized team of coaches and instructors from within the health care industry to bring about change in the areas of access, disparity and prevention. In 2004, she launched an extremely successful six - month pilot study using Telehealth to manage congestive heart failure (CHF) patients supported in part by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.