Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital and Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital Announce New Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital and Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital are proud to announce Christina Salas, LSW, as market chief executive officer and Amy Hansen, PT, DPT, as chief operating officer.

Christina Salas has been promoted to market chief executive officer

Salas, who has been an integral part of the hospitals’ marketing and business development team for the past 10 years, is excited to take on the market CEO position. In her new role, Salas will be responsible for the operational and strategic leadership of the campus, which includes a critical care hospital, an inpatient medical rehabilitation hospital, and an outpatient therapy clinic.

“My passion for healthcare comes from genuine care and concern for every patient and family we have the opportunity to meet,” said Salas. “As a social worker, caring for a patient’s overall well-being while they travel an often challenging journey to recovery is of utmost importance to me. Having the opportunity to lead an entire hospital team in providing exceptional care will be considered one of my proudest accomplishments.”

Like Salas, Hansen also brings tenure with the hospitals and extensive experience in numerous healthcare settings to her new role. A physical therapist by background, Hansen most recently served as Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital’s director of therapy operations.

Salas and Hansen avidly celebrate the hospitals’ mission of serving patients from throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska with the highest-quality, most compassionate care possible.

Amy Hansen, formerly the director of therapy operations at NCRH, has been promoted to chief operating officer

“Leading our outstanding therapy department has allowed me to share my determination not only with the team but with all the patients we care for,” shared Hansen. “Moving into the COO role, I have an even greater opportunity to share my passion for best practices and to support and encourage our team, patients, families, and community. Being a part of such a knowledgeable and caring team inspires me daily to cultivate the best environment possible for recovery.”

Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital and Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital are part of Ernest Health’s nationwide network of specialty hospitals. Located in Johnstown, the hospitals provide highly specialized care for individuals who’ve suffered debilitating injuries, illnesses, and chronic medical conditions. Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital has been awarded Stroke Rehabilitation Certification and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Certification from The Joint Commission; Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital has received Respiratory Failure Certification from the Joint Commission.

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