Meet Our New CEO, Robb Austin

 

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Robert (Robb) Austin has been selected to be the new Chief Executive Officer of Moab Regional Hospital. Robb has a proven track record in hospital operations and development and
has dedicated his entire professional career to working in and serving rural communities. Mike Bynum, MRH Board Chair, said, “Moab Regional Hospital
has made a great deal of progress financially over the last year and now has a solid foundation and bright future. The board and hiring committee are confident that Robb Austin’s experience and visionary leadership in rural healthcare will allow the hospital to overcome challenges and leverage opportunities as we navigate healthcare reform. Our physician partners and staff members interviewed Robb personally, which was much appreciated and certainly contributed to his eagerness to become a part of our team.”

Robb’s most recent position was as the CEO of the Estes Park Medical Center
in Estes Park, Colorado, from 2007 to 2013. Previous positions he held were:
-President of the Gunnison Valley Hospital in Gunnison, CO, for 20 years
-Director of Business Development & Outreach for the Poudre Valley Health System in Fort Collins, CO; -CEO of the Aitkin Community Hospital in Aitkin, MN.

Robb has served on the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board and the Section
for Small or Rural Hospitals Governing Council. He served 12 years on the Colorado Hospital
Association Board of Directors and chaired the CHA in 1995 and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives receiving the ACHE Regents Award for Colorado in 1996 and 2009.

Robb received his M.S. in Business & Health Fiscal Administration from the
University of Wisconsin, and his B.S. from Moorhead (MN) State University.

Robb and his wife Betsy have enjoyed hiking in Moab for many years, and they have already
relocated to the community. They have three grown children, one grandchild and another on the
way, and a very spoiled Australian Shepherd. Robb said, "I am very grateful for the opportunity to join the family at Moab Regional Hospital and to live in this beautiful community. Moab Regional Hospital is clearly devoted to high quality patient care and to service excellence. All those who I met, from the board, physicians, hospital managers and staff, possess a great energy and spirit of devotion to the hospital, to its patients and to the community. That is precisely the kind of organization I want to be a part of and to continue to help lead and nurture."