HCA/HealthONE's North Suburban Medical Center Announces New Director of Plant Operations

Thornton, CO, May 15, 2019 --(PR.com)-- North Suburban Medical Center recently announced the appointment of Kitti Ploughman to director of Plant Operations.

Ploughman is a familiar HealthONE face having worked at Sky Ridge Medical Center in various roles for 12 years. Most recently, Ploughman served as manager of Facilities Operations. Prior to this, Ploughman worked for several contractors who worked in the healthcare arena.

“I am so excited to have Kitti on our team,” said Michael Hanson, VP of Operations at North Suburban Medical Center. “She is well-known for being a great leader dedicated to ensuring that a hospital meets all regulatory requirements.”

Ploughman will lead a team of skilled trade workers such as engineers, carpenters, electricians, and painters. In addition to overseeing all of the plant operations at North Suburban Medical Center, Ploughman will oversee facility maintenance, safety and regulatory requirements, and construction projects throughout the campus. Her expertise, and proven leadership, will continue to bring North Suburban to the next level.

Ploughman officially joined North Suburban on April 8, 2019.

About North Suburban Medical Center

North Suburban Medical Center is the highest-quality hospital in north Denver. As a member of the HealthONE family of hospitals, North Suburban is one of just two hospitals in the state of Colorado to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures each of the last five years. In addition, North Suburban is the only hospital in north Denver to receive an “A” rating on the Leapfrog Group’s biannual patient safety ratings the last nine surveys. North Suburban has been honored by the Women’s Choice Awards as one of America’s Best ERs and one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. Licensed for 157 beds, North Suburban is proud to be a part of the HealthONE system of hospitals that earned the ranking as the #7 corporate philanthropist in the metro area and was the only hospital system ranked in the top 10. HealthONE contributed more than $1.5 million in 2018 and supports over 150 organizations through cash and in-kind donations.

About HealthONE

HealthONE is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with more than 10,000 employees. As part of the HealthONE system of care, The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital work together to provide a higher level of care. In addition, our family of services includes seven hospital free-standing emergency departments and numerous ambulatory surgery centers, CareNow urgent care and occupational medicine clinics, physician practices, imaging centers, and AIRLIFE-DENVER, which provides critical care air and ground transportation across a 10-state region. And, as one of the top ten corporate philanthropists in the metro area, HealthONE contributed more than $1.5 million in 2016 and supports over 150 organizations through cash and in-kind donations.
Betty Rueda-Aguilar