Summit Healthcare Administration Team

Shawn Morrow, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

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Shawn holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Murray State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Portuguese/Business Management from Brigham Young University. Shawn is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and a GE Fellow in the Health Management Academy.

Shawn is a seasoned healthcare administrator with over 20 years’ experience leading tertiary, mid-size, and small hospitals. His most recent experience was with Intermountain Healthcare’s LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT where he served as CEO since September 2017. Under Shawn’s leadership, LDS Hospital achieved a 5-star CMS rating, a Leapfrog A grade and Vizient 4-star rating.

Shawn and his family enjoy golfing, fishing, basketball and small community living making them a natural fit for the White Mountains.

David Rothenberger

Chief Financial Officer

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David has over 25 years of healthcare finance experience. Prior to joining Summit Healthcare in 2017, he held the Market CFO position at Sparks Health System, an affiliate of Community Health Systems in Fort Smith, AR. Prior to that he was the Group CFO at Health Management Associates managing the financial operations for 24 hospitals in the State of Florida. David received his Bachelors in Accounting at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana where he was born and raised. He is married with three grown boys. He enjoys spending his free time reading and riding his motorcycle.

David J. Murray, MS, BS, CCEP, CHPC

Chief Compliance, Privacy and Risk Management Officer

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Dave is a healthcare executive with an extensive track record in health care administration spanning over 40 years. He joined Summit Healthcare in 2018. His background includes over 10 years in the U.S. Air Force and over 30 years in senior leadership positions in both academic and community integrated healthcare systems with multi-specialty group practices and provider-owned health plans. He holds a BS and MS in Health Care Administration and is certified in Compliance and Ethics, as well as Privacy. He is involved in multiple health care associations and has spoken at national and regional conferences on health care policy, innovation, and compliance and risk issues. Dave has been married to his wife, Diana, since 1980, and they have two grown children, two Golden Retrievers, and a cat who keeps the dogs in check. He enjoys traveling, woodworking, and bicycling and does an occasional 5k run. His professional philosophy is to be a resource to others in health care, particularly through root problem resolution.

Jon Felton

Chief Operations Officer

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Jon has over 25 years of executive and leadership experience in the mortgage banking and healthcare services industries. Jon’s early clinical healthcare service began as a pharmacy technician, then a laboratory assistant, a phlebotomist, and finally several years as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician at Intermountain Healthcare – LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jon’s professional experience in mortgage banking culminated in the launch of a successful company based in Austin, Texas where he served as the Owner/CEO until its sale in 2001. For the last 13 years, Jon has worked in governing board and senior leadership roles within the healthcare industry; including service as Vice President at Sutter Health Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, California, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Community Hospice, also in Modesto, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Trinity Health – Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, California, and as a Partner and Consulting Director with Rona Consulting Group – the Lean Healthcare Practice of Moss Adams. Jon received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from the University of Utah and a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Jon and his wife, Brittany, have six children (5 daughters and 1 son) and now happily reside in Show Low.

Jay Larson

Chief Information Officer

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Jay has spent his entire career working in IT, most of which has been in a healthcare setting. He started out at the Help Desk of a 217 bed hospital in his Iowa hometown, and quickly worked his way up, garnering experience in up-front, behind-the-scenes, and leadership aspects of IT. Over the years, Jay has written many programs to track and reduce patient safety events and improve overall healthcare quality.

Jay holds degrees in Computer Systems Networking and Network Design and Management, as well as a diploma from Arizona Institute for Healthcare Leadership. He is certified as a Fortinet Net Security Expert Level 3 and CISSP(Certified Information Systems Security Professional), the latter of which is one the most recognized and respected certifications in his field. Jay has also been a member of many panels, councils, and committees. Currently, he is part of the Infragard Joint FBI and Private Sector Partnership working to improve American cyber security. During his brief time away from healthcare, Jay worked for the U.S. District Courts where he was featured in Fed Tech Magazine for his work in redesigning and updating courtroom technology.

Jay is married to his high school sweetheart, and together, they have 4 wonderful children. In his spare time, Jay can usually be found with his family at The Dance Academy in Lakeside taking classes, coaching tumbling, or preparing for his recurring role as Drosselmeyer in the studio’s biennial production of The Nutcracker.

Billy Gardner

Chief Clinical Officer

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From 2019-2021 Billy served as Chief Operating Officer at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau, Alaska where he worked as a senior leader with oversight over ancillary departments, facilities, security, EVS, materials management, Bio Med and cafeteria.

Prior to his role as Chief Operating Officer, Billy served as Chief Clinical Officer, also at Bartlett, from 2012-2019 where he was responsible for House Supervisors, CCU, Medical Surgery, OB, Special Care Nursery, Emergency Department, Surgical Services Department, Mental Health, Behavioral Health/ Addiction Recovery Center, Chemotherapy, Diagnostic Imaging, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Dietary, Sleep Clinic, Infusion, Cardiac Rehab, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Telehealth Services.

He earned his Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston and completed a Dual-Degree Master’s Program at the University of Phoenix Online where he earned his Masters Degree in Business Administration, Nursing and Health Care Management.

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