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Nov 12: Two Senior Leaders to Join Memorial Health System

For Immediate Release

Nov. 12, 2008

Dr. Larry McEvoy, chief executive officer of Memorial Health System, has selected Jason Fahrlander, M.H.A., M.B.A. to be the new chief operating officer (COO) at Memorial and Manoj Pawar, M.D., M.M.M. to be Memorial’s new chief medical officer (CMO). Both were chosen following a national search.

“We are delighted to have Jason and Manoj join our team,” McEvoy said. “Health care is a challenging industry and these two leaders bring the requisite combination of experience, expertise and leadership qualities in service of creating the highest quality health care for and with our community.”

Fahrlander joins Memorial from Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas where he served as senior vice president, overseeing surgical inpatient and outpatient care, critical care, a level I trauma center and rehabilitation. Fahrlander holds a Master’s of Health Care Administration from Washington University School of Medicine and an M.B.A from Southwest Baptist University. As chief operating officer, Fahrlander will oversee inpatient and outpatient operations.

Dr. Pawar, a family practice physician by training, most recently served as CMO at Exempla Healthcare in Denver. He also has experience as a management consultant, executive coach and teacher. Pawar’s undergraduate work was done at Northwestern University, his medical training at McGill University, and his internship/residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. In addition, he earned his Masters in Medical Management from Tulane University. As chief medical officer, Dr. Pawar will be responsible for physician leadership, development and alignment.

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+ 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.