January 23, 2014
Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s Board of Trustees announced this evening that they have appointed Margo Karsten, PhD, MS, BSN, as the health system’s chief executive officer.
The trustees voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Karsten. The vote was taken after the two finalists were interviewed in the board’s regular session this afternoon. Trustee Michelle Mulberry was not present for the vote.
“Dr. Karsten has extensive healthcare and executive management experience in large and medium-sized healthcare systems,” said Joe Evans, president of Cheyenne Regional’s board of trustees. “On behalf of Cheyenne Regional’s employees, providers and volunteers, we look forward to continuing the work that Dr. Karsten started last year as interim chief operating officer and interim chief executive officer,” Evans said.
Dr. Karsten has been with Cheyenne Regional since last July. She became interim CEO on Sept. 1, after the former CEO, Dr. John Lucas, retired.
Dr. Karsten and the other finalist, Randy Anderson, a vice president with Sanford Health of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, were interviewed separately by Cheyenne Regional trustees today during the board’s regular session. The interviews were open to the public.