President & CEO, Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies
Kevin L. Unger serves as president and CEO of Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies, two of 12 hospitals within UCHealth, a nationally recognized health-care system with operating revenue of $4.5 billion and a workforce of more than 23,500 people. Unger also oversees other UCHealth locations in Northern Colorado, including Yampa Valley Medical Center, Greeley Hospital, Longs Peak Hospital and numerous ambulatory medical centers.
Unger began in 2001 as the vice president of planning and strategic development for Poudre Valley Hospital. In 2003, he assumed the role of vice president of operations and ambulatory services for PVH, being named president and CEO in 2005. With the formation of UCHealth, his role changed in 2013 to oversee both hospitals.
His focus on quality excellence is reflected in the numerous national awards won by Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies and Poudre Valley Health System, including the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2008. Unger was selected in 2009 as the recipient of the Robert S. Hudgens Young Healthcare Executive of the year through the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Prior to joining Poudre Valley Hospital, he served as the manager for the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, business development analyst for University Hospital in Denver and a consultant for First Consulting Group.
Unger earned his bachelor of arts degree from Colorado State University in 1992, a master of science in health administration from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1998, a master of business administration degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1998 and a doctor of philosophy in organizational development and change from Colorado State University in 2013.