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New Chief Nursing Officer to Join Memorial Health System

For Immediate Release

Dec. 9, 2008

Larry McEvoy, M.D. chief executive officer of Memorial Health System, has selected Linda Goodwin to be Memorial’s new chief nursing officer (CNO). Goodwin, RN, MSN, MBA, CNAA, FACHE has most recently served as Chief Nursing Officer/Vice President for Patient Care Services at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina, Kan. Prior to that, she held the CNO role at Hutchinson Hospital Corporation in Hutchinson, Kan.

“Linda comes to Memorial with experience as a chief nursing officer at two great health care organizations” McEvoy said. “I look forward to her becoming a key member of our leadership team as we work to develop an outstanding health system where patients heal and people thrive.”

As chief nursing officer, Goodwin will be responsible for overseeing all patient care areas at Memorial Hospital Central and Memorial Hospital North. Goodwin holds an MBA from Kansas Wesleyan and a Master of Science in Nursing from Fort Hayes State.

Memorial Health System is an award-winning provider of comprehensive health care services for Colorado Springs and southern Colorado. Memorial began in 1904 as a small hospital with only 30 beds and has grown to a 700 plus bed health system serving the Colorado Springs community. Memorial consists of more than a dozen facilities throughout El Paso County, including three hospitals - Memorial Hospital Central, Memorial Hospital North and the only children’s hospital in southern Colorado, Memorial Hospital for Children, in partnership with The Children’s Hospital. Community-owned and local, Memorial is committed to providing highest quality health care for Colorado Springs and the surrounding community without taxpayer support.

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For more information, please contact Memorial Health System Public Relations at (719) 365-5235.