Fairview names new president and CEO

University of Colo. Health president Rulon Stacey will take over Nov. 4.

Marion Renault

Fairview Health Services announced its new president and CEO on Tuesday.

Rulon Stacey, the current president of University of Colorado Health, will take over Nov. 4. The Fairview health system serves more than 625,000 people a year and includes the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.

Fairview Board Chair Charles Mooty, who has been serving as interim CEO since July of last year, said the board of directors is “thrilled” by the appointment.

“Every health system Rulon has touched throughout his career has dramatically improved clinical quality and patient experience,” Mooty said in a press release. “Under his leadership, I am confident Fairview patients and families will see care and service continue to get better and better.”

Stacey, a graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Colorado, served as CEO of Poudre Valley Health System for 16 years before it merged with the University of Colorado Hospital last year to become University of Colorado Health.

In the release, Stacey specifically cited looking forward to working with the University.

“Fairview and its partner, the University of Minnesota, are already well-respected organizations nationally,” he said, “and I look forward to joining them in their quest to continually improve and grow.”