New CEO, Epic implementation may have caused top leaders to leave Denver Health Medical Center

An exodus of executives and doctors at Denver Health Medical Center may have been prompted by the addition of a new CEO and large investments made to install Epic at the health system, according to the Denver Post.

Five leaders have left since Arthur Gonzalez took on the role as CEO in 2012, according to the Post.

"Having talent leave often indicates some sort of dysfunction in communication, compensation or shared decision-making," Bill Sonn, a Colorado healthcare communication consultant, said in the article.

One leader, CIO Gregory Veltri, left Denver Health after a disagreement concerning the hospital's implementation of the system, the Post reported. Gonzalez told the Post that the implementation cost was under budget at $170 million, while Veltri said costs could run as high as $300 million. Article