He began work there in April of 2002. He has overall responsibility for quality management, information services, accreditation and credentialing. He also has responsibility for continuing medical education, physician practices, as well as the Family Practice Residency program. He has eighteen years of senior management and leadership experience as a physician executive with knowledge of hospital administration as well as managed care. Dr. Beeson has managed multiple managed care plans as well as hospitals and staff model systems. He has successfully led several organizations through NCQA and JCAHO accreditation.
Dr. Beeson has been instrumental in developing data analysis profiles to meet the needs of practicing physicians, hospitals, and health care organizations. He helped create one of the first interactive medical web pages for one of the nations largest managed care organizations. This secure web page contained coded patient hospital data, formulary data, eligibility information, and clinical pathways, as well as links to multiple medical reference web sites.
In his role with the executive committee, Dr. Beeson is able to provide insight into how best approach and integrate hospitals into a community wide network of outcomes focused initiatives.
Steve ErkenBrack, CEO
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
Steve ErkenBrack currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rocky Mountain Health Plans. Prior to assuming this position, he served as Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs for the organization since 2002.
For more than three decades, Mr. ErkenBrack worked as an attorney with an emphasis on health care, civil litigation, and government affairs. Mr. ErkenBrack maintained a private practice with offices in Grand Junction and Denver, and served six years as Mesa County’s elected District Attorney and four years as Colorado’s Chief Deputy Attorney General.
His significant legal and health care acumen has been recognized on a regional, statewide, and national basis. The Colorado legislature appointed Mr. ErkenBrack as the only health plan representative to serve on Colorado’s Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care Reform. Mr. ErkenBrack currently is Chair of Club 20’s Health Care Committee, and in the past has served as Chairman of the Board of Law Examiners for the Colorado Supreme Court, President of the Colorado District Attorneys Council, and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Mr. ErkenBrack received his undergraduate education at the United States Naval Academy and Washington & Lee University, and his law degree from the University of Colorado.
Greg Reicks, D.O., President
Mesa County Physicians IPA
Dr. Reicks has been a family practice physician in Grand Junction since 1989 is an active staff member with Community Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital. As the president of the local IPA since 2004 he has been instrumental in providing strong leadership to the physician community of Mesa County.�
Dr. Reicks has been instrumental striking a balance between the guiding principles of evidence-based care with the highly fluid health IT market.
With 90% ambulatory care provider participation in Mesa County and one of the lowest cost Medicare communities in the country, physician collaboration in a virtual accountable care organization is making the difference in highly effective delivery of care.
In addition to direct physician duties, Dr. Reicks also serves as Chairman of the board of directors of the health information exchange, Quality Health Network, Chairman of the department of Family Practice at Community Hospital and membership with Colorado Academy of Family Practice, Mesa County Medical Society and the American College of Physician Executives.
As chief executive of the local health information exchange, QHN, Dick Thompson’s leadership is key in driving the direction and future of health IT in Western Colorado. In 2004, when the local community decided to take advantage of recent technology advances to collaborate, Dick Thompson emerged as a key resource.His 15 years of banking experience in the transformation from an all paper to an all electronic business model is the ingredient that brings together health care providers, facilities, plans and public health entities.
Dick has enhanced insight into both the technology marketplace and state and federal policy through close participation with neighboring health information exchanges Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) and as board member on the state Health Care Policy and Financing department’s Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC)