After 17 years with Platte Valley Medical Center, Harold Dupper, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, will leave Platte Valley this fall and continue his financial leadership in community-based healthcare at Vail Valley Medical Center as their Chief Financial Officer.
It’s been an honor to have Harold at Platte Valley for nearly two decades. His keen financial wisdom and economic strategies have led Platte Valley through the greatest growth period in the hospital’s history. During his tenure as CFO, he provided strategic financial leadership for multiple hospital achievements, including:
- His work to help put the HUD financing in place. It’s not only still in effect today, but set the financial foundation for Platte Valley’s strategic move from central Brighton to Prairie Center.
- Designing, building and relocating to Prairie Center in 2007. Upon opening, Harold’s visionary leadership enabled Platte Valley to open as one of the most advanced wireless hospitals in the United States. These efforts also laid the foundation for our healthcare information technology and placed us in the top 8 percent of hospitals nationally for electronic medical records (EMR) success and industry-leading information-sharing systems. Platte Valley’s EMR system was transformed again with the recent move to Epic in 2017.
- Working with the Platte Valley Board and executive leadership to broaden our vision and strategically keep pace with the growing healthcare needs of our market to transform from a community hospital into a successful community healthcare enterprise. Harold is most proud of sharing in the efforts of multiple team members to open clinics in Reunion, Fort Lupton, Spectrum Medical Imaging, Walk Right In, and six other hospital-owned clinics in order to stay ahead of and meet the challenges of the changing healthcare landscape.
“It has been a tremendous privilege to be on the Platte Valley Team,” Harold explains. “Everyone – from the Board to front line staff – has worked together in such a collaborative way, which has made working here so meaningful. I’ve shared success with so many people and it’s been really rewarding to be a part of and to have a role in the achievements and journey of Platte Valley. I am grateful to have shared so many personal and professional experiences with my Platte Valley Teammates, I will miss and treasure each one.”
Harold will continue in his role at Platte Valley through October 4 and transition from the Platte River Valley to the Vail Valley in mid-October. We are now in the process of developing a transition plan for Harold’s work and starting the recruitment process for an interim Vice President of Finance. While we will miss Harold, we send with him our best regards for many rewarding and successful mountain community healthcare moments.