Centura Health CEO ousted

Centura Health, Colorado's largest health system, has parted ways with its CEO. The CEO, Gregory Burfitt, left the company this week due to "differences in management philosophy," according to a Centura statement. For the time being, his position will be filled by interim president Arlen Reynolds, the chain's COO. Centura, which operates 12 Colorado hospitals, was formed as a joint venture between Denver's Catholic Health Initiatives and Adventist Health System. Burfitt has been CEO since September 2005. He previously served as COO of northern Virginia-based non-profit Inova Health System.

To find out more about Burfitt's departure:
- read this Denver Business Journal item
- read this Modern Healthcare piece (reg. req.)