Anthony G. Sudduth, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Anthony Sudduth has more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare finance including 27 years as a CEO, COO, and CFO for both not-for-profit and for-profit facilities. Through his leadership, organizations have been able to reduce costs, improve revenue and achieve growth targets.
CHC Consulting and its experts across all areas of hospital operations are conducting an Operational Assessment of the hospital to assess current operations and areas for improvement. Once complete, recommendations will be provided to the Southwest Health System Board of Director.
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Kerri White-Singleton, RN, MSN, MEd
Interim Chief Nursing Officer
Kerri White-Singleton, RN, MSN, MEd is the interim Chief Nursing Officer at Southwest Health System. Kerri also serves as the Director of Surgical Services. Kerri moved to Cortez in 2015 from Scottsdale, AZ. Kerri has over 12 years of clinical management experience in an array of roles. Kerri served as CNO and Director of Surgical Services at United Surgical Partners International where she oversaw over 10,000 surgeries per month at four surgery centers and managed a $21 million budget. She has also held various Clinical Management roles at Banner Health, and CNO roles at both North Scottsdale Outpatient Surgery Center and Sonoran Desert Surgery Center.
Kerri and her husband have a blended family of 6 children ages 19, 16, 15, 13, 12 and 9 who attend school in Cortez and Dolores. In her free time she enjoys running marathons, hiking and mountain biking. Kerri said that Southwest is a great organization and she is excited to bring her experience and new ideas to contribute to our future growth.
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.
Shelle said she immediately felt a connection with Southwest Health and the community when she arrived over 6 years ago. She excels at being a leader in effecting change and continues to help develop the potential within the organization so that it can best serve the community. Shelle said she’s “all-in” and loves being able to work with providers and team members to help find ways to improve health care services, encourage growth and flourish in our community. With her strength in leadership, her strong relationships with the healthcare providers and as an advocate for positive changes, she will help Southwest Health System in accomplishing these goals.
About NAMSS: Medical services professionals (MSPs) are the gatekeepers of patient safety in healthcare organizations nationwide. Certificants with the CPMSM designation have proven their in-depth knowledge of medical staff bylaws, hospital procedures and standards, management processes and accreditation standards, policies and procedures.
Interim Materials Management Director
Tamara McCoy is the interim Director of Materials Management. Tamara has been with Southwest Health for 16 years, starting as a ward clerk in surgical services before transitioning into her role as a scrub tech where she gained experience in materials management. Tamara worked in materials management for a year, learning the ins and outs of the department. During her time in surgical services, Tamara managed the supply budget, charges, and learned the value of building relationships with vendors. She understands the importance of building relationships with vendors to create cost savings without compromising patient care. Understanding both the clinical and non-clinical perspective will be valuable in her transition into materials.
Tamara has been married for 19 years and together they have a 16 year old son. In her free time, she is involved in her son’s sports and they love to drive the side by side, hunt, fish and spend time outdoors.