Top leaders resign at Memorial

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George Hayes Jan 2014

George Hayes

Memorial Hospital’s CEO, Mike Scialdone, and chief financial officer, Tracy Narvet, have resigned effective Friday.

Also effective Jan. 17, new leadership has stepped in, according to a news release this morning from University of Colorado Health.

Since 2008, Scialdone has led Memorial Hospital through numerous crises and leadership changes, and most notably through the transition from government to private ownership, as the Business Journal reported in this article in 2012.

Medical Center of the Rockies President and CEO George Hayes has assumed the role of president and CEO of Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. UCHealth Vice President of Finance & Controller Dan Rieber has become Memorial’s interim CFO.

“These changes are another important step in the growth and future of UCHealth’s hospitals and the evolution of a new kind of health care system,” said UCHealth Interim CEO Bill Neff, MD, in the news release.

“In Colorado Springs, George Hayes brings decades of experience and nationally recognized quality results to Memorial Hospital,” Neff said.

Hayes attended Widefield High School while his father worked for the United States Civil Service at Fort Carson.

“I’m excited and honored to continue Memorial’s proud tradition of serving the Colorado Springs region, as well as our military men and women,” said Hayes in the release.

Hayes’ will first focus on engaging with physicians and developing relationships with employees.

Dan Rieber Headshot

Dan Rieber

Rieber has extensive experience in financial performance at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, University of Colorado Hospital and for the past two years at UCHealth.


One Response to Top leaders resign at Memorial

  1. Scialdone is not CEO material. Looks like a mafia thug with a bad haircut. He should have been replaced when the rest of the old Memorial administration baggage was bought to go away. Least we didnt have to pay another million dollars or did we? Whats an instant resignation cost these days?

    Dale Heeven Jr.
    January 26, 2014 at 9:28 am