President and CEO
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children and Presbyterian/St. Luke’s
Ms. Roberson began her role as CEO in 2000. She has a Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University and practiced law for 11 years before her career in hospital administration.
Ms. Roberson is an active and talented leader. She has taken on many roles in local, state and federal organizations. She has held leadership positions in the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, including chair.
“It is a distinct privilege to work closely with leaders of Denver and the state of Colorado in an effort to constantly improve on the current health care system. As CEO and President of both Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, I am dedicated to providing only the best quality care possible to our patients and their families. My passion and work with the leaders in our community and our region will help provide a better standard of care to everyone who comes through our doors,” Ms. Roberson said.
Ms. Roberson is also a member of the Executive Committees of the Denver Chamber Board of Directors, past chair of the Workforce Development Council for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation.
In addition to her leadership roles in Denver, Ms. Roberson’s other professional involvement includes positions on the board of the Federation of American Hospitals, having served as chair of the CEO Committee and member of the Public Relations and Legislative committees, and the Colorado Health and Hospital Association. She is a Metropolitan Delegate to Region 8 of American Hospital Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. She serves on the state board of March of Dimes and was the 2007 chair of the March of Dimes Chef Dinner. She also serves on the board of the Community College of The Denver Foundation.
In 2009, she was appointed by Governor Bill Ritter to serve on the Provider Fee Oversight and Advisory Board, where she was elected vice-chair. Ms. Roberson was appointed by Governor Bill Owens in 2002 to serve on the Colorado Workforce Development Council.
Before coming to Denver, Ms. Roberson was CEO of two hospitals in Louisiana: Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Lafayette and the Medical Center of Southwest Louisiana. Ms. Roberson and her husband, Ed, are the parents of four children.
Reginald Washington, MD, FAAP, FACC, FAHA
Chief Medical Officer
Reginald Washington is the chief medical officer of Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, and clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In addition, he is past president of the medical staff as well as past chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center.
Dr. Washington is a graduate of Colorado State University and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric internship and residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and affiliated programs, where he also served one year as chief resident in Pediatrics. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the same institution. He is board-certified in general pediatrics and pediatric cardiology.
He served two terms on the Board of Directors of the National American Heart Association and served on the National Science Advisory and Coordinating Committee for the AHA, and was a member of the Healthcare Childhood Obesity Expert Panel of the AHA.
Dr. Washington was a member of the Expert Committee on the Assessment & Prevention of Childhood Obesity convened by the AMA, CDC and HRSA. He is a member of the Expert Panel on Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Children convened by the NIH, a member of the Measurement Advisory Panel on Childhood Obesity for NCQA, a member of the Childhood Obesity National Advisory Council for NICHQ, and a member of the Obesity Expert Consultant Group for the AAP. He serves on the boards of the Colorado Children’s Campaign, LiveWell Colorado, Rocky Mountain Youth, and Action for Healthy Kids (vice-chairman).
He is past chairman of the Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness of the American Academy of Pediatrics and he was co-chairman of the Task Force on Obesity for the Academy. In addition, Dr. Washington served on the Advisory Council of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. He also was a co-chairman of the Commission on School Nutrition and Physical Activities for Denver Public Schools. His extracurricular activities include serving on the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System (past president of the Board) and the Governing Board of Regis University in Denver.
Dr. Washington has published 68 articles in peer-reviewed journals on pediatric cardiology and related topics, and serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Pediatrics, the Editorial Board of Congenital Heart Disease, and the Editorial Board of Obesity and Weight Management.
He received the Physician of the Year award from the National American Heart Association (AHA), Gold Heart Award from the AHA, Cardiologist of the Year from HCA Corp., the Alumni Achievement Award from Colorado State University, the Civis Princeps Award from Regis University, and the Shaffer Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was voted one of the best Pediatric Cardiologist in Denver by 5280 magazine for 11 years, Best Doctors in America for last three years, America’s Top Pediatrician (Pediatric Cardiology) by the Consumer Research Council for the last three years, and the Denver Business Journal’s Champions in Health Care (2008).