Faces in Nursing

Erin M. Denholm, MSN, SVP, Centura Health

Erin Denholm is the Senior VP of Clinical Transformation for Centura Health and a Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellow. Most recently she served as one of seventy two CMS Innovation Center Advisory Council members. She is a distinguished leader in healthcare, noted for her visionary and passionate commitment to transcend healthcare beyond hospital walls, innovate new models of care that improve quality while decreasing costs, increase healthcare literacy among consumers and, in particular, empower consumers with the resources to direct their care. Ms. Denholm is responsible for clinical programming for population health including care coordination across the continuum, the virtual resource center, patient activation programs and innovative clinical programs. She has been and continues to be responsible for a wide range of post acute care programs including home health services, senior living and skilled nursing facilities, palliative care, hospice programs, call center and other non-acute care offerings that complement the health care delivered inside Centura Health’s fifteen Colorado hospitals. She pioneered the use of telehealth technology in reducing emergency room visits and adverse outcomes among heart failure patients in Colorado, and she led the successful legislative effort to make Colorado the first state in the country to provide Medicaid funding for telehealth services.
Ms. Denholm has won numerous accolades for her work. Under her auspices, Centura Health at Home has been recognized as a world-class workplace by the Gallup organization. She is a recipient of The Denver Business Journal Champion in Healthcare award and her collaborative spirit inspired a joint venture with The Children’s Hospital to fund and operate the first palliative care program in Colorado designed exclusively for children and their families which has received national acclaim. She is an international speaker and consultant on telehealth nursing and post acute care leadership. Ms. Denholm holds an MSN from Regis University and a BSN from The College of Mt. St. Joseph. She currently serves on the boards of the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence and Project Angel Heart. She also serves on the Advocacy Committee for Catholic Health Initiatives. Historically she has been on the Home Care Association of Colorado Board of Directors, The Colorado Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and has served on the Board of Directors for the Rocky Mountain Children’s Choir.