After a several month search, the Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN) Board of Directors will officially appoint local healthcare leader, Ben Wiederholt, as their new Chief Executive Officer. This candidate will succeed long time CEO, David Myers, who is retiring in April after 24 years of service.
Wiederholt comes to MCPN with over 10 years experience in care delivery and mission integration for economically-challenged communities. He currently sits as the Director of Ambulatory Operations at Centura Health - St. Anthony Hospital, where he oversees the hospital’s network of Neighborhood Health Centers. This positon follows his previous roles as Vice President of Mission Integration for both Centura Health and Catholic Health Initiatives, for whom he established multiple transitional care clinics and managed a vast array of thriving community care programs in Colorado and Kentucky.
MCPN served 50,502 patients last year and that number is expected to grow in 2017. As a Community Health Center, the MCPN Board of Directors was committed to identifying a candidate with significant experience delivering high quality care and a passion for community-integrated health.
“Ben brings a wealth of knowledge from his work in the hospital system and as an advocate for underserved populations throughout Denver,” said MCPN Board Chair, Jean Sisneros. “He’s proven to be a passionate, value-driven individual who’s ready to lead MCPN into its next chapter.”
Wiederholt is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, a Masters from Aquinas Institute in St. Louis, MO, and received his undergraduate degree at Edgewood College in Madison, WI. He lives out his passion for community service through his role as a board member of The Action Center, The Seniors Resource Center, and YMCA Metropolitan Denver. He’s also a board member for Youth Encouragement Services, a mission-based outreach program and NGO in Uganda.
Wiederholt will be formally introduced this Saturday, March 11, at MCPN’s annual Green Tie Gala.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the board to advance our mission on behalf of the people in our community that are counting on us,” said Wiederholt. “David has certainly left big shoes to fill and I will dedicate myself to honoring his legacy.”
About Metro Community Provider Network
Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN) is a community health center with over two dozen locations throughout Metro Denver that provide affordable, culturally sensitive and comprehensive health care services. For more than 28 years, MCPN has provided health services to the uninsured and underserved populations in Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson and Park counties. In addition to medical, dental and behavioral health care for children and adults, MCPN also provides outreach and enrollment services, community services and specialty care, such as women’s wellness, HIV, diabetes and geriatrics.