David L. Engel joined SECHD as CEO/Administrator in May of 2017.



The Southeast Colorado Hospital District Board of Directors were pleased to announce the appointment of David L. Engel to the position of CEO & Administrator, on May 22, 2017.

Mr. Engel has served communities in Health Services for over 41 years. Southeast Colorado Hospital District is seeing major upgrades in technology, imaging, lab testing technology, broader offerings of specialty clinics, upgrades in pain management and dental surgery over the five years he has been here. He served last as Chief Executive Officer of Phillips County Hospital in Phillipsburg, KS. During his tenure there, Phillips County Hospital was awarded recognition as one of the top 20 Critical Access Hospitals by the National Rural Health Association. With more than 1,300 Rural Hospitals nationwide, this award reflects Mr. Engel's commitment to team building, accountability, and patient centered excellence.

Dave holds board certification in healthcare management as a "Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)". This distinction signifies expertise, experience and commitment to continuing education and professional development. He has attained his certification for long term care administration since his arrival here.

Mr. Engel continues to show dynamic energy and a strong commitment to quality health care. We are excited about the future of Southeast Colorado Hospital District under his leadership.