Centura fires CEO

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The Board of Directors for Centura Health has fired CEO Gregory Burfitt.

Centura is the state’s largest health care provider and parent organization for Penrose-St. Francis Health Center in Colorado Springs.

The board cited differences in management philosophy as the reason for terminating Burfitt’s contract.

Burfitt began working at Centura in November 2005, moving from a nonprofit health system in Virginia.

Arlen Reynolds, chief operating officer for Centura, will assume the role of interim president and CEO.

Officials said Reynolds has more than 35 years of hospital management experience and has been an executive leader in large and small hospitals, as well as in public and private corporations.

Centura operates 12 hospitals, seven senior living residences, a number of medical clinics and home care and hospice services.

Other Centura Health hospitals in Colorado are: Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville; Littleton Adventist Hospital in Littleton; Parker Adventist Hospital in Parker; Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver; St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver; St. Anthony North Hospital in Westminster; St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco; St. Francis Health Center in Colorado Springs; St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo; and St. Thomas More Hospital in Cañon City.