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.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.