Long-term acute hospital hires new CEO

JOHNSTOWN — Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital has named Blake Sims as its new CEO. The hospital provides long-term acute care and critical care services for patients recovering from serious injuries or illnesses.

Blake Sims

Sims, who replaces Lamar McBride, comes to the long-term care hospital from facilities in Texas and Nevada. His expertise is in operational management, productivity and process improvement, infection prevention, capital construction project management and strategic planning.

“I am honored to join this team of highly trained clinicians providing the most compassionate care to patients, who are often dealing with incredibly complex medical issues,” Sims said in a written statement. “Their passion for quality care is astounding.”

Sims earned a master’s in health administration and a master’s in business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. While at UAB, he also completed additional certificates in health-care finance and gerontology. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Colorado Association of Healthcare Executives and Upsilon Phi Delta National Academic Honor Society.

An active community member, Sims has served on a number of boards and is an alumnus of Leadership Amarillo & Canyon (Texas).

JOHNSTOWN — Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital has named Blake Sims as its new CEO. The hospital provides long-term acute care and critical care services for patients recovering from serious injuries or illnesses.

Blake Sims

Sims, who replaces Lamar McBride, comes to the long-term care hospital from facilities in Texas and Nevada. His expertise is in operational management, productivity and process improvement, infection prevention, capital construction project management and strategic planning.

“I am honored to join this team of highly trained clinicians providing the most compassionate care to patients, who are often dealing with incredibly complex medical issues,” Sims said in a written statement. “Their passion for quality care is astounding.”

Sims earned a master’s in health administration and a master’s in business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. While at UAB, he also completed additional certificates in health-care finance and gerontology. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Colorado Association of Healthcare Executives and Upsilon Phi Delta National Academic Honor Society.

An active community member, Sims has served on a number of boards and is an alumnus of Leadership Amarillo & Canyon (Texas).