Larry Vincent was recently promoted from controller and human resources director to chief financial officer for Delta County Memorial Hospital. He has been with the Delta hospital for seven and a half years and will now be supervising hospital departments including nutritional services, information systems, housekeeping/laundry, physician billing, medical records, purchasing/maintenance, accounting, patient accounting and human resources.
Longtime CFO Beverly Carlson is retiring in late September after working for the hospital for the past 11 years.
"DCMH owes a huge vote of gratitude to Bev Carlson for helping this hospital as CFO for the past decade. She has been instrumental in finding ways to help the hospital to stay in the black," commented Jason Cleckler, CEO. "It has been a real honor to work with Bev over the past several years. She has been very instrumental in ensuring the ongoing success of this hospital. Her knowledge and expertise will be missed."
Vincent said Carlson was the most encouraging and best supervisor he has ever had, and the hospital will miss her knowledge and understanding of health care.
Vincent was born and raised in Delta. He graduated from Delta High School in 1977 and went on to Western State College in Gunnison, majoring in accounting with a business minor.
"My biggest challenge to being chief financial officer is learning all of the changes in Medicare and Medicaid occurring constantly, as well as the nuances of the Affordable Care Act," Vincent said.
A new controller started Sept 1. Larin Jones will fill the position vacated by Vincent. He was born and raised in Delta and graduated from DHS in 1987. He obtained a degree in accounting from Colorado State University in 1992.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.