Alaska Regional Hospital announces new CEO

Alaska Regional Hospital rang in 2014 with a new leader at the top.

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

ANCHORAGE- Alaska Regional Hospital rang in 2014 with a new leader at the top. 

Julie Taylor has joined the facility as its new Chief Executive Officer, replacing Annie Holt who retired in December 2013.

Taylor brings extensive national leadership experience in healthcare to Alaska Regional, most recently serving as CEO of West Valley Medical Center, a 150-bed sister hospital in Caldwell, Idaho.

“Alaska is a special place to call home and my family and I are so happy to be here,” said Taylor.

I am really enjoying getting to know hospital physicians, care providers and support staff as well as learning how our hospital can best partner with patients, families and the community to improve health and achieve wellness.I’m proud to join this excellent team.”

As one of her primary priorities at Alaska Regional Hospital, she will oversee a $50 million facility modernization project that is in its early stages and will be underway for several years. 

Taylor also plans to address medical tourism by ensuring that local access to quality healthcare is as easy and cost effective as possible. She is looking forward to continuing her commitment to being actively involved in the community.   

Taylor, who is originally from North Dakota, has master’s degrees in nursing and business administration, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing.  Previous to her position at West Valley, she was the Chief Operating Officer at The Medical Center of Aurora in Colorado and has served in leadership positions in case management and admissions, human resources and nursing.