DENVER -- Prime Health CEO Steve Adams is stepping down as CEO but will remain as a member of Prime’s board of directors
Prime Health also announced it has halted activities related to the build-out of the Prime Health Collaborate technology platform and an affiliated for-profit entity.
Instead, while refocusing on core programming, the organization will enhance its already strong emphasis on integrating digital health technologies into the state’s safety net institutions and the underserved communities they support.
“Anyone who knows me understands that I am, at heart, a technology startup guy with a deep passion for both health care innovation and for the entrepreneurial community that drives it,” said Adams.
“While the Collaborate platform and a for-profit iteration of Prime Health may no longer be in the organization’s future, I’m as dedicated as ever to enhancing a non-profit Prime Health deliver on its core values to the community across Colorado.”
Day-to-day management of Prime Health operations will continue under the leadership of Executive Director Nicole McNew, and Alison Gellman, who has been promoted to managing director, special projects. Simultaneously, founding Board Chairman Mike Fitzgerald will step down from his role and will remain on the organization’s board of directors.
“It has been an honor to serve Prime Health for many years now,” said Fitzgerald. “Over that time the organization has gone through numerous evolutions and each has led to exciting new opportunities, both for the organization itself and the community it serves.
“Today’s changes are part of the continuous commitment to achieving the Triple Aim: improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations and reducing health care cost. I look forward to continuing on as a board member in support of these exciting endeavors.”
Effective immediately, Brent Bowman, VP of strategy and patient experience for Kaiser Permanente Colorado, will become Prime Health’s new board chair.
“It is with great excitement that I assume this new position and I thank both Steve and Mike for their leadership in their respective capacities,” said Bowman.
“We are thrilled to have both continuing on as members of the Board. I look forward to leading the board as it takes a more active role in leading the organization through this transition, through our Prime Health Innovation Summit on May 10 and into an exciting and sustainable future.”
In coming months, Prime Health said it will announce more new board members to better represent the changing face of the digital health innovation ecosystem in Colorado.