Thomas M. Gronow

Thomas M. Gronow, Ed.D., M.H.A., serves as president and chief executive officer of University of Colorado Hospital, one of 14 hospitals within UCHealth, a nationally recognized health care system with operating revenue of $7.5 billion and a workforce of more than 33,000 people.

Mr. Gronow joined UCHealth in 2014 as the chief operating officer for University of Colorado Hospital. In 2022, he was named president and CEO. Prior to joining University of Colorado Hospital, Mr. Gronow served as vice president of operations at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Gronow started at UPMC as an administrative fellow in 2007.

Mr. Gronow’s leadership expertise centers on complex adaptive systems and how constructs of leadership, learning, change, and culture are used to impact organizational performance. Mr. Gronow’s passion is developing leaders and teams to perform and adapt in order to deliver safer, more efficient care to patients.

Mr. Gronow earned his Doctor of Education from the George Washington University, Master of Health Administration from University of South Florida, and Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Mr. Gronow also holds a certification as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

In addition, Mr. Gronow served a member of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) accreditation committee. He is passionate about health care education and serves as a leader for the fellowship and internship programs that are administered through UCH. Mr. Gronow serves as a faculty member for the CU Denver MBA-Health Administration program. He is also a board member for Donor Alliance. Mr. Gronow was recognized in 2016 as a Modern Healthcare Up and Comer and in 2019 as a 40 Under 40 recipient by the Denver Business Journal.

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