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At OrthoColorado, our administrative team is
guided by the core set of values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity,
Stewardship, Imagination and Excellence that drive every action within our
hospital. We recognize the
responsibility we have to meet all of your needs during your time with us, and
thank you for trusting us with your care.
Executive OfficerPhone: 720-321-5015
graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in biology and
business. He earned his Master's degree in Health Services Administration from
George Washington University.
has devoted more than 25 years to the health care industry and most recently
comes to OrthoColorado from Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital in Houston,
Texas, a 274-bed hospital with two medical plaza buildings and part of the
11-hospital Memorial Hermann system. Prior to his tenure at Memorial Hermann
Southeast Hospital in Houston, Texas, Jude was the CEO of Cleveland Regional
Medical Center in Cleveland, Texas.
addition to his extensive hospital administration background, Jude has experience
with opening new hospitals and working with established and well-recognized
Caroline Corich, RN, MSMChief Nursing Officer
A native of Colorado, Caroline graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a BS in Nursing and continued her education at Regis University in Denver, receiving a Master of Science in Management.
Caroline began her career as a staff nurse at Beth Israel Hospital in Denver. Among her many leadership positions, Caroline has served as director of St. Anthony Hospital’s post-surgical post-trauma orthopedic unit, director of Patient Care Services at
St. Anthony North Hospital and director of Education Resources for the St. Anthony Hospital Systems. As CNO for the Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Kansas, a 232-bed Level II Trauma Center with a Level IIIB NICU, Caroline was responsible for oversight of Quality and Clinical
Prior to joining OrthoColorado, Caroline served as Regulatory Readiness coordinator for St. Anthony Hospital and OrthoColorado Hospital where she took both hospitals through preparation and Joint Commission accreditation.
Bharat M. Desai, MDChief Medical Officer
Bharat M. Desai, MD, has served as Chief Medical Officer for
OrthoColorado Hospital since its opening in 2010. He is a board-certified
orthopedic surgeon, specializing in musculoskeletal trauma and foot and ankle
Dr. Desai graduated from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and
earned his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. He completed a trauma fellowship program at Harborview Medical
Center in Seattle.
He is an active member of OrthoColorado Hospital’s Medical
Executive Committee, Value Review Committee, Peer Review and part of
OrthoColorado Hospital’s senior leadership team.
Kevin Wikoff, MBAChief Financial Officer
Kevin Wikoff serves as chief
financial officer for OrthoColorado Hospital, providing financial leadership
and analysis with oversight of accounting and finance functions as well as
operational responsibility for OrthoColorado’s Surgical Services department.
Kevin joined Centura Health
in 2009 and most recently served as director of Decision Support and Budget for
the South Denver Operating Group (SDG). In addition, he has worked as a
business manager at Porter Adventist Hospital and as a decision support analyst
Kevin has a Master’s degree
in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota and is Six Sigma
Green Belt certified as well as a graduate of the Centura Health Nebula
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