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Southern Utah News Front Page: September 15, 2021

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Kane County Hospital announces new CEO

Kurt Loveless becomes Kane County Hospital’s new CEO. He comes from Rock Springs, Wyoming Medical Center, where he held the same position. Photo courtesy of KCH.

KCH Human Resources

Kane County Hospital is excited to announce Kurt Loveless has accepted the position of CEO at the hospital. The board had many excellent individuals apply for the position, but Loveless stood out as an extremely experienced leader with a passion for providing excellent health care and the desire and experience to do so in a rural setting. Loveless will succeed Sherrie Pandya and assume responsibilities on October 25, 2021.

Loveless has served in several executive roles in healthcare over his career, including his most recent position as the CEO of a medical center in Rock Springs, Wyoming, which was voted number one hospital in Wyoming, by US News and World Report.

Prior to serving as CEO, he held the position of Senior Vice President over that hospital and six other facilities in Alaska, Oregon, California and Arizona. He stepped into the role of CEO in Rock Springs in order to decrease travel time and spend more time with his special needs son and with his wife.  

He and his wife Taffy thoroughly enjoyed making new friends and exploring all that Wyoming has to offer, but Kanab was calling. Taffy had lived here in Kanab previously, and they had been back to visit friends and look at property for a future home several times. Upon learning of this position, Loveless wrote in his cover letter, “I cannot imagine a better opportunity that would fulfill both professional and personal aspirations”.

Loveless is an accomplished leader, having served as CEO, COO, CFO and Regional Vice President in four different organizations over the past two and a half decades. Viewing himself as a servant leader, Loveless loves to mentor and coach others in their roles and their careers.

Loveless is looking forward to making new friendships and forging relationships with other community and state leaders. He looks forward to getting to know members of the Kane County community and surrounding areas, and sharing his ideas for growth and excellence in healthcare.

Kurt and Taffy Loveless enjoy exploring the outdoors, hiking, camping, game nights, volunteering in various capacities and spending time with family and friends. They are both looking forward to their new beginning.

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