West Valley chooses Julie Taylor as CEO
New West Valley Medical Center CEO Julie Taylor is a leader with extensive experience in both administration and nursing.
Taylor, who will begin work at the 150-bed Caldwell hospital Feb. 14, comes to WVMC from Medical Center of Aurora in the Denver area, where she served as chief operating officer for seven years. Both WVMC and MCA are under the umbrella of parent company Hospital Corporation of America.
With a bachelor’s degree in nursing and master’s degrees in both nursing and business administration, Taylor has a broad base of experiences to draw from as she leads WVMC through health care industry challenges on the horizon.
“It is an honor to join a team so committed to excellence in caring for patients. While uncertainties exist related to health care reform, one thing remains constant: the need for access to compassionate, high-quality health care services,” said Taylor, who has 30 years of health care experience, including 15 in a leadership role.
During her more than 12 years at MCA, Taylor honed her knowledge of the health care industry in a wide range of leadership positions, including director of case management and admissions, interim vice president of human resources, associate chief nursing officer and eventually chief operating officer.
Prior to her tenure at MCA, Taylor was the director of case management at HCA/HealthONE in Denver.
Taylor is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. She grew up in Grand Forks, N.D., a town roughly the same size as Caldwell.