BMH makes changes in leadership positions

Spring is traditionally the time for cleaning, rearranging, and making life-changing improvements. Well, Blue Mountain Hospital administrators are about to do a little changing and rearranging of their own.

After more than three years as the hospital’s CFO, Jimmy Johnson has decided to

move on and has accepted a position with another organization. The new position will allow him to pursue a different experience and broaden his expertise beyond the financial arena. BMH CEO, Jeremy Lyman explained that Johnson will leave at the end of March. Johnson joined Blue Mountain Hospital in October 2014, after working as the CFO at Utah Navajo Health System. Lyman noted that Johnson did a great job during his time at BMH and will be missed.

With the announcement that BMH CFO Jimmy Johnson is leaving, Kent Turek has been appointed as interim CFO. Lyman explained that Turek, who is currently the hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer, recently completed his MBA studies at the University of Utah and has a desire to broaden his experience to include the business side of healthcare management, in addition

to his clinical experience. Turek joined BMH in March 2012 as an RN and became the Chief Nursing Officer in June 2013. He will assume his new duties on April 1. Lyman stated, “I have complete confidence in Kent’s ability to transition smoothly into this role. He has been preparing for something like this for a while and this opportunity is a perfect fit.”

As part of the shuffle, Trent Herring has been named as BMH’s new Chief Operating Officer.  Herring has been with Blue Mountain Hospital since August 31, 2009, just one month after the hospital opened. He has worn several hats during his time with BMH. In addition to his current position, which he has had for the past six years, Herring has been a maintenance tech, an electrician, a scrub tech and materials manager. As Turek takes over the CFO duties, Herring will expand his role at BMH,

including overseeing some of the departments previously overseen by Turek.

We wish Johnson all the best in his new endeavors. We are excited about what the future will hold for BMH as Turek and Herring assume their new duties.