James Kiser named CEO of hospital

James Kiser,CEO Montrose Memorial Hospital

The Board of Directors of Montrose Memorial Hospital are pleased to announce that James Kiser has been selected as the hospital’s new CEO beginning June 1, 2018.  James is currently the CEO at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, Montana and was previously in Olympia, Washington serving as a hospital leader.  Mr. Kiser has over 25 years of hospital administration experience and is enthusiastic about the opportunities at MMH.

“We are very excited to have James join MMH,” said Ron Courtney, MMHI Board Chair.  “His personality and extensive experience make him a great addition to our regional healthcare system.  We believe he will be a good fit in our culture of Friends and Family Caring for Friends and Family.”

James received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming and earned his MBA in Healthcare Administration from Montana State University-Billings.  He has been a long time Rotarian, and serves on various local and state Boards.  Kiser is married to Lorie and they enjoy being outdoors, camping, hiking/backpacking, bow hunting, snowmobiling, boating, fly fishing and more.

The Ouray County Historical Museum opens

The Ouray County Historical Museumis is open for the 2018 season. Spring hours are Thursday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. through May 12. The museum will be open fulltime for the
summer season Tuesday, May 15 through September 30, 2018. Summer hours are Monday –
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and noon – 4:30 p.m. Sundays. The museum is located at 420
6 th Avenue in Ouray. For more information, call (970) 325-4576 or visit

About the author

Mavis Bennett

Mavis Bennett

A western Colorado resident for most of her life, Mavis Bennett is the publisher of the Montrose Monitor. She has written for newspapers and magazines more than three decades and founded the popular Monitor Magazine in 2003. This web site is the logical progression for the Monitor.