Decision ‘mutual’ for Vail hospital CEO to resign |

Decision ‘mutual’ for Vail hospital CEO to resign

Greg Repetti

VAIL, Colorado ” The top executive at the Vail Valley Medical Center is leaving his post, it was announced Friday.

President and CEO Greg Repetti, whose tenure lasted less than three years, wanted to spend more time with his family, according to a hospital press release. The move was a “mutual decision” by Repetti and the board of directors, the release said.

Through a hospital spokesman, Repetti declined comment for this article.

Ron Davis, chairman of the board, was not available for comment. Other board members declined comment or could not be reached.

“We recognize Greg’s service and leadership at Vail Valley Medical Center, and all that he has helped us accomplish,” Davis said in a press release.

The hospital is set for a major expansion of its Vail campus that would nearly double its size. The project will cost $70 million to $90 million, administrators said in 2006.

Doris Kirchner will serve as interim chief operating officer in Repetti’s absence.

Repetti came to Vail in 2005 from Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, Ill.

His departure creates the third vacancy in the hospital’s chief executive position in the last five years. Tom Zellers, Repetti’s predecessor, held the position for a little more than a year. Cliff Eldredge left as CEO in 2003 after five years.

The nonprofit Vail Valley Medical Center has 750 full-time employees, including 172 physicians. The medical center’s main campus is in Vail near Dobson Arena. It has affiliated clinics in Avon, Beaver Creek, Eagle and Edwards.

Staff Writer Edward Stoner can be reached at 748-2929 or

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