Jason Cleckler, CEO of Delta County Memorial Hospital, has been recognized as "60 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know in 2019" by Becker's Hospital Review for the third year in a row. "It is an honor to make the list again this year, but it is the team around me that deserves the credit and recognition," states Cleckler. "I am surrounded by a hardworking dedicated group that strives every day to provide quality care to the community we serve. They are the ones that make this hospital great."
According to the Becker's Hospital Review it "considered leaders making a positive impact on their organizations. The CEOs featured lead hospitals consistently recognized by the National Rural Health Association, American Hospital Association and HIMSS as top institutions. Others sit on local chamber of commerce boards and serve state hospital associations." Cleckler has also been recognized by the American Hospital Association with its 2018 Grassroots Champion Award for his leadership and noted as a "tireless advocate for patients and hospitals."
Cleckler has worked for the hospital for the past 11 years, and has served as the CEO since 2012. The DCMH health system includes a 49-bed hospital and nine outpatient care clinics throughout multiple communities in Delta County, and employs over 600 people.
Under Cleckler's positive, engaged and forward-thinking leadership, Delta hospital has become a leader in integral regional partnerships, working together with other communities in progressive collaboration and striving every day to become a part of rural health care's long term solution.
Cleckler has become a resounding voice for rural health care by advocating for change at local, state and national levels. He has invoked growth, health and sustainability which are essential components for any healthcare organization, but especially to a rural community hospital.
Cleckler is a member of the Colorado Hospital Association board of trustees and serves on the boards of Western Health Care Alliance, Collaborative Care Organization, Western Workforce Development, Centers for Mental Health, San Juan Accountable Care Organization, River Valley Health Center, Delta County Economic Development and is a member of the Delta Rotary Club.