Born to a family that can trace several generations in Colorado, I consider myself fortunate to have been able to spend my training and career in a place that has deep and personal roots. Beginning in training, I saw the most dramatic improvements in outcome come about when a detail-oriented approach was married with anticipation and longer-term perspective.

To be sure, the metrics used to define "success" and "quality" we need to meet, though, I believe that my commitment to my patients and their care-and our expectations of each other-will define our success. I take great satisfaction in taking ownership of my patients' conditions and outcomes, providing them with the level of support and attention that they merit.

Beyond trying to do things correctly, it is of the utmost importance to me personally and professionally that our entire team (myself included) will do everything we can to take care of our patients in the right way.

In other words, we'll keep national quality benchmarks and standards in mind, but our members will be treated as individuals.