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HRRMC names new vice president of patient services

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center has appointed April Asbury, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., as its new vice president of patient services.

April Asbury

Asbury brings 17 years of nursing management and leadership experience to HRRMC. Most recently, she served as an interim nurse leader and project manager for The First String Healthcare, a healthcare-specific recruiting firm that focuses on both interim and permanent nurse-leadership placement.

“April has the education and relevant experience needed to successfully provide progressive leadership for patient care services at HRRMC,” said CEO Bob Morasko.

From 2010 to 2016, Asbury was employed by St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City, where she worked as director of acute care services and before that director of emergency services. Prior to that, she worked for Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital in Johnstown as chief operations officer for their long-term acute care facility and director of nursing operations for acute inpatient rehabilitation.

Asbury has extensive experience in rehabilitation and emergency nursing, medical-surgical units, and outpatient acute care services at both large and small facilities. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Emergency Nurses Association and is certified in rehabilitation nursing.

Her career as a registered nurse began in 1995 at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, and her Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City.

“I am happy to be part of the HRRMC team,” said Asbury. “As VP of Patient Services, I envision a partnership for ongoing progressive health care for the communities we serve.”

Asbury directs all of the nursing departments at HRRMC as well as the pharmacy, education, dietary, rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary and medical imaging departments.