• Summit Medical Center Leadership

  • Paul Chodkowski

    Paul Chodkowski has held the position of administrator for the St. Anthony Summit Medical Center since February 2005.  He is charged with the day-to-day management of a full-service 35 bed acute care inpatient hospital with 200 employees.  Prior to accepting his current position, he was president and chief executive officer of St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady, NY.  He held that position from 1977 to 2005. 

    Mr. Chodkowski received his undergraduate degree in political science at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a master’s degree in health care administration from the City University of New York.

    He is the former president and chief executive officer of an integrated health care delivery system in Eureka, CA., comprised of St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals, a regional reference laboratory, home health agency and numerous outreach programs.  He has also served as chief executive officer for Fullerton Outpatient Surgery Medical Center and as executive director of Healthcare Medical Center, both in California.  A diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Chodkowski’s professional memberships include the American Hospital Association and Medical Group Management Association.  His Summit County community service affiliation to date is Colorado Mountain College’s Community Advisory Council, Frisco’s Chamber of Commerce, and the Healthy Summit 20/20 Committee.

    Paul and his wife, Diane, own a home in Breckenridge.  They have two sons, Jan and Stefan, who reside in Denver. 

    Dr. Denkinger brings a wealth of knowledge in the operation and management of acute care. His in-depth knowledge of Centura Health, St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, and the mountain community positions him as the perfect person to advocate for the needs of our small but mighty hospital, while also maximizing the advantages of our integrated health system. In his role as the Physician Director of Informatics, he helped balance corporate objectives with the real hospital applications of EPIC. As a longstanding physician in the mountains, Dr. Denkinger has worked assiduously to foster positive physician relations. He understands the unique challenges physicians face in our community and looks forward to working with a variety of physicians to improve the overall population health. He is excited by the growth of Centura Health in the mountain region and looks forward to helping shape the strategic vision to improve the wellbeing of our community.

    Dr. Denkinger is an accomplished physician and professor who honed his skills in an Army command position. His military experience taught him the important role each member plays in a unit and he brings that perspective to his effective management of the emergency department. He earned his medical doctorate at Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his post-doctoral work in Surgery, Family Medicine and has a Faculty Development Fellowship. Dr. Denkinger’s extensive education has helped him care for the needs of our Summit community for the last 20 years.

    In addition to his background, Marshall has impressed us all by his extensive knowledge of the hospital environment and processes and his efforts to improve patient safety and satisfaction. He is a strong leader who believes in open communication and is excited to play this important role in redesigning healthcare in the mountains. Dr. Denkinger is knowledgeable, collaborative and passionate, making him a great addition to our leadership team.

    Trixie received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Central Missouri State and her Masters in Nursing Leadership from Regis University.  She began her nursing career as a staff nurse for Bristlecone Home and Health and over the last 18 years, she has continually developed her clinical and leadership skills within the Centura Health and St. Anthony Summit Medical Center. As an ambassador for the frontline nurse, she is committed to Nurse excellence with a drive to provide opportunities for all SASMC nurses to have a least a  BSN degree Trixie was awarded the 2016  Nurse of the Year for Excellence, which recognized her ability to empower staff to develop innovative solutions.  

    Trixie possess a deep understanding of the clinical environment and processes, and has been instrumental in working to improve patient safety and satisfaction. She is a thought leader in nursing innovation and is excited to be a part of the vision to redesign health care delivery towards a wellness model.  As a veteran of the county, Trixie understands the integral role the hospital plays in the health and wellness of our community. She is knowledgeable, collaborative and passionate making her a great addition to our leadership team.

    Since 2014, Sam’s experience, leadership and strong business acumen has played a crucial role in developing strategies that have helped drive value-based care for the communities we serve. He understands the importance of keeping care local and is dedicated to working with his colleagues up and down the corridor to use the vast resources of the Centura Health network to provide optimal health care in the mountains. 
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