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Barrett Hospital & HealthCare Names New CEO

Barrett Hospital & HealthCare’s Board of Directors announces

that Taylor Rose has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer for Barrett Hospital & HealthCare. Beginning September 26, Rose will oversee all strategic, operational and clinical initiatives for the “Top 20” 18-bed critical access hospital. Rose will succeed Scott Manis, who has served as interim CEO following the departure of longtime CEO Ken Westman in January.

The Barrett Hospital & HealthCare Board of Directors, together with HealthTech, conducted a

nationwide search for a new CEO beginning in January 2022. Through an intensive and in-depth process, the board, along with an internal employee committee, interviewed several candidates from various backgrounds. It was Rose's extensive healthcare background, passion for quality care, and enthusiasm that ultimately made him stand out as the ideal candidate.

Board President Patti Mitchell said Rose will be a welcome addition to the Barrett Hospital & HealthCare family: “Taylor will lead this organization with integrity, compassion, adaptability, respect and excellence - all of the values on which this organization was founded. We are confident that his experience and desire to form relationships with our patients and community will contribute to his success in our rural hospital. It's such a pleasure to have him here."

Rose brings to the position more than fifteen years of diverse experience in non-profit health systems, including years of progressive healthcare management throughout the hospital setting. For the past two and half years, Rose has served as Director of Clinical Services and Operations of Big Sky Medical Center, a critical access hospital similar to Barrett Hospital & HealthCare. Prior to his tenure at Big Sky Medical Center, Rose was an operations officer.

He has also managed various departments in quality improvement, lab and phlebotomy and worked in a number of areas including patient services, value analysis and business development. Rose holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Utah, a Master of Business Administration from David Eccles School of Business in Utah and a Bachelors in Behavioral Science & Health from the University of Utah.

Beyond his broad work history, Rose has a real desire to be involved in the community in which he lives and works. Rose currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Big Sky Chamber of Commerce. Previously, Rose was a board member of Covington Washington Chamber of Commerce and co-chair of the Covington Economic Development Council. Rose, along with his wife Kristie and their daughters, are eager to become an integral part of the Dillon community.

“It is an honor to be selected as the new leader of Barrett Hospital & HealthCare. I am sincerely looking forward to getting to know the community that Barrett Hospital & HealthCare cares for. I am eager to begin and excited about future opportunities to bring in even more health services, so our community members will always have access to high quality care locally,” said Rose.

About Barrett Hospital & HealthCare:

Established in 1922, Barrett Hospital & HealthCare is a non-profit Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and medical clinic provider in Dillon, Montana. Based on The Chartis Center’s Rural Hospital Performance Index, the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has recognized Barrett Hospital & HealthCare as a Top 20 CAH five times, including in 2022. For more information, visit

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