Outgoing Chairman Hubert A. Farbes Jr. was recognized with a proclamation from Mayor Hancock declaring July 24, 2014, as “Hubert A. Farbes Day” in Denver during July’s Board of Directors meeting at Denver Health and Hospital Authority.
Denver Health's nine-member board is appointed by the Mayor and directs Denver Health's activities, which includes financial management; education and quality assurance; personnel and compensation; and the Denver Health Medical Plan, Inc.
Mr. Farbes, an attorney and shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Shreck, was named chairman in May 2010. Since that time, he has provided outstanding leadership and devotion to the mission of Denver Health and played a significant role in the ongoing evolution of the organization as a nationally recognized, integrated healthcare system.
“We are very fortunate to have had Mr. Farbes leading our board for the past four years,” said Art Gonzales, Chief Executive Officer at Denver Health. “We are grateful for his expertise and tireless work on behalf of our patients and our organization.”
Caroline “Caz” Matthews, former president of WellPoint Foundation and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield will assume the role of chairman, effective August 2014.
Denver Health is the Rocky Mountain Region’s Level I academic trauma center, and the safety net hospital for the Denver metropolitan area. The Denver Health system, which integrates acute and emergency care with public and community health, includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, Denver Health Paramedic Division, eight family health centers, 14 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, NurseLine, Denver CARES, Denver Public Health, the Denver Health Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Center for Medical Response to Terrorism, Mass Casualties and Epidemics.