Michelle “Shelle” Zachary, CPCS, CPMSM
Interim Chief Ambulatory Services Officer
Michelle Zachary, CPCS, CPMSM, “Shelle” is the Director of Medical Staff Services and is serving as Interim Chief Ambulatory Services Officer at Southwest Health System. Shelle has been with Southwest Health for over 6 years as the Director of Medical Staff Services. Shelle is a Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) and also holds certification in Certified Professional Medical Services Management (CPMSM) by the National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS). During Shelle’s 6 plus years with SHS, the Medical Staff Services team has expanded their roles to encompass provider relations, recruitment and retention and payor/facility enrollments.
Prior to moving to Cortez, Shelle served as the credentialing specialist at Portneuf Medical Center, a 187-bed facility in Pocatello, Idaho. During her tenure in Idaho, Shelle served on the Idaho National Association of Medical Staff Services (IAMSS) Board as secretary from 2007 to 2009 and as President Elect from 2009 to 2011. Shelle also previously worked in a small, rural community private health clinic in California providing administrative support.
Shelle and her husband Rob, an air traffic controller, have 6 children ages 35, 33, 31, 29, 26 and 24, and have 6 (soon to be 7) grandchildren. Her family is the joy of her life. In her free time she enjoys mountain biking, skiing, quilting and gardening.