Craig Oswald- Chief Medical Services Officer

Craig Oswald, CMPE- Chief Medical Services Officer

Craig Oswald, CMPE joins Southwest Health System at the Chief Medical Services Officer. Craig has been serving as a practice administrator in Irvine, California since 2015. He first came to Cortez as a consultant with Kinmon Healthcare Group in 2014 and loved the idea of working in a rural setting. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration as an Accounting Major at Idaho State University. He is a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE). He worked in healthcare consulting and has extensive experience in practice management. Craig has worked in both large and small organizations, including Critical Access Hospitals. He has a wealth of experience in financial management of medical practices. He has served in both interim CFO and controller roles. Craig has worked closely with organizations in their strategic planning, physician recruitment, contracts, financial management, operations, EMR solutions, and budgeting. He looks forward to working closely with providers and SHS team members to work through gaps and find opportunities to better serve our community and one another.

Craig is originally from Shelley, Idaho and lived in Idaho during his youth. He and his wife Wendy have 3 children, Thea who lives on Oahu, Joshua (just graduated from high school) and Boaz (who will start high school this fall). He lived in Portland, Oregon for 25 years. He loves outdoor activities, golf, road biking and fishing. Craig will join the SHS team August 1st.  His family will relocate to Cortez with him. Please join us in welcoming them to the community!

Sam Radke, MBA, FACHE, Interim CFO

Sam Radke, MBA, FACHE

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Sam Radke, MBA, FACHE serves as the Interim CFO at Southwest Health System. Sam has an undergraduate degree in Accounting and an MBA in Healthcare Administration from the University of Colorado. He has worked with over 35 hospitals in the Rocky Mountain area–8 of which have been “turn around” situations, each with positive outcomes. Sam has taught Healthcare Finance and Healthcare Law at the university level. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Past President of HFMA.

Sam and his wife Sharon reside in Lakewood, Colorado, have two married sons and two wonderful grand-daughters.

To reach Sam, please contact Dawn Marie McAlister, executive assistant at  970-564-2142 or


Interim Chief Nursing Officer

Kerri White-Singleton

Kerri White-Singleton, RN, MSN, MEd

Interim Chief Nursing Officer 

Kerri White-Singleton, RN, MSN, MEd is the interim Chief Nursing Officer at Southwest Health System. Kerri also serves as the Director of Surgical Services. Kerri moved to Cortez in 2015 from Scottsdale, AZ. Kerri has over 12 years of clinical management experience in an array of roles. Kerri served as CNO and Director of Surgical Services at United Surgical Partners International where she oversaw over 10,000 surgeries per month at four surgery centers and managed a $21 million budget. She has also held various Clinical Management roles at Banner Health, and CNO roles at both North Scottsdale Outpatient Surgery Center and Sonoran Desert Surgery Center.

Kerri and her husband have a blended family of 6 children ages 19, 16, 15, 13, 12 and 9 who attend school in Cortez and Dolores. In her free time she enjoys running marathons, hiking and mountain biking. Kerri said that Southwest is a great organization and she is excited to bring her experience and new ideas to contribute to our future growth.