Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital Welcomes New CEO

Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital (NCLTAH) is proud to welcome Blake Sims, MSHA, MBA, as its new Chief Executive Officer. Blake is an experienced operations leader with a proven track record of success.

Prior to joining NCLTAH, Blake worked for large complex healthcare organizations in Texas and Nevada. During that time, he developed expertise in operational management, productivity and process improvement projects, 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. Their passion for quality care is astounding,” said Blake.

“This hospital was the first in Colorado to receive recognition for the care of patients in respiratory failure. The passion of the caregivers for being the best at what they do is not only a driving force in our community, but throughout the state. I’m so lucky to be able to support this amazing team.”

Blake 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 certificates in health care finance and gerontology. Blake 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).

Blake and his wife, Melanie, have three young children. He loves the outdoors, especially running and all forms of cycling. Blake has finished thirteen Ironman triathlons, including Ironman Boulder on two occasions.