October 13, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Denver, Colo., — October 13, 2017 — After nearly 21 years of service leading Rose Medical Center, Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Feiler is stepping down. Under Feiler's leadership, the hospital has grown from a respected community hospital to a regional and even national destination for multiple specialized services, including orthopedics and spine, bariatrics, cardiovascular care, women's healthcare, thyroid surgery, plastic surgery and more. These services compliment Rose's most well-known legacy as Denver's "Baby Hospital," helping families welcome nearly 4,000 babies each year.
"For the past 21 years as the CEO of Rose Medical Center, I have considered myself truly blessed to work with an exceptionally talented and gifted medical staff, nurses, leaders, employees and volunteers who are committed to providing incredible care to all those who came to us," reflects Feiler. "It has been a great honor to watch this staff grow and learn and evolve into so many leaders across not only Rose but all of HCA."
"Ken's focus on driving the culture, and his relentless pursuit in encouraging employees to create an 'incredibly great' hospital have resulted in numerous awards that truly differentiate Rose Medical Center,"
Under Feiler's leadership, Rose has been named a 100 Top Hospital® by Truven Health Analytics ten times — a distinction held by only a dozen hospitals nationwide — as well as regular accolades for the hospital's commitment to quality and safety, including Straight As from The Leapfrog Group, Healthgrades' Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and Outstanding Patient Experience Award for multiple years. Named recently among the Best Regional Hospitals (#3) in both Colorado and the Denver metro area for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report, Rose has also won distinctions as a Denver Post Top Workplace, ColoradoBiz Magazine's Best Hospital and a top place to have a baby in both the state and the nation from multiple parenting organizations. There is no doubt that Feiler's leadership aided in these vast accomplishments.
"Ken's focus on driving the culture, and his relentless pursuit in encouraging employees to create an 'incredibly great' hospital have resulted in numerous awards that truly differentiate Rose Medical Center," says Sylvia Young, President and CEO of HealthONE. "Ken has been a respected mentor for many of his colleagues and we will miss his keen insights."
Feiler and his family also are deeply involved in Denver's Jewish community, including past and present board memberships with the Anti-Defamation League, Denver Jewish Day School, Shalom Park and the Colorado Hospital Association, among many others.
Feiler will transition to other roles of service, including executive development and teaching.
About Rose Medical Center
Well known as a Denver institution and a 9th Avenue landmark for nearly 70 years, Rose Medical Center has earned its reputation as Denver's "Baby Hospital" while becoming a leader in comprehensive women's care, orthopedics and total joint replacement, heart and vascular care, weight-loss treatment, cancer care, surgical services, internal medicine and emergency care. With origins in Jewish teachings, traditions and community, Rose's founders built this hospital to "serve the need of every creed." By offering a high level of expertise and service across all disciplines, Rose has truly become a destination hospital, attracting patients from throughout Colorado and around the world. Learn more about Rose Medical Center.