Paul Nurick Named in the ’50 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know’


In August, KVH Hospital learned that it had been included in the first-ever listing of the ’50 critical access hospitals to know’ across the nation by Becker’s Healthcare.

As a follow-up, Becker’s Healthcare has published a listing of the chief executive officers of those 50 hospitals.  This includes Kittitas Valley Healthcare CEO Paul Nurick.

“We are pleased that Paul has been nationally recognized for his leadership of the incredible team of employees at KVH,” said Jack Baker, President of the KVH Board of Commissioners, “and all of our employees should be proud of the role they played in earning national recognition for KVH.”

Paul joined Kittitas Valley Healthcare as CEO in July 2009, following a national search.  Since his arrival, KVH Hospital has consistently been named in the top critical access hospitals in the nation.

Prior to joining KVH, Paul served in leadership roles for large and small healthcare organizations in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Michigan.  In 2014, he was selected by the Washington Rural Health Association as the recipient of the Leah Layne Memorial Health Leadership Award.

According to Becker’s Healthcare, several reputable hospital ranking sources were examined to narrow the list of all 1,332 critical access hospitals down to the top 50.  They considered a broad range of topics, including quality of care, health outcomes after hospitalization, patient satisfaction, affordability, market share, and financial stability.