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Michael Fordyce

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Craig Hospital

Michael "Mike" Fordyce is the former President & CEO of Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado.  He held this position from 2008 to 2018.  Mike served on the Craig Hospital Board of Directors from 1998 to 2005, and was Chair of the Board from 2003 to 2004. Craig is a world-renowned, private, non-profit rehabilitation hospital and research center that specializes exclusively in treatment and research of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).  Founded in 1907, Craig Hospital has been ranked in the Top Ten of America’s Rehabilitation Hospitals by the U.S. News and World Report every year since the rankings began in 1990. 

Prior to Craig, Mike held leadership positions at Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), where his last position was chief administrative officer. CHI, a national health care system, owns and operates 72 hospitals and 42 long-term care facilities across the country.  He was with CHI for 21 years and has a strong background in administration, strategy, organizational development, and human resources.  He received his academic training at the University of Cincinnati.  He has served on numerous hospital and community boards and currently sits on the board of directors for the following organizations: University of Cincinnati School of Business; the Denver Police Foundation and SCL Health.  Mike also serves as a member of the Colorado Forum.