Tony Sudduth, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA
Chief Executive Officer
Anthony “Tony” Sudduth has more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare finance including 29 years as a CEO, COO, and CFO for both not-for-profit and for-profit facilities. Through his leadership, organizations have been able to reduce costs, improve revenue and achieve growth targets. He holds a Bachelors in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and has his Masters in Business Administration from Eastern Kentucky University.
Tony is originally from Lexington, Kentucky and appreciates our close-knit community. He is enjoying all the beauty and outdoor activities of Southwest Colorado with his wife Pam of 23 years.
Chief Financial Officer
Rick Shrader has over 27 years of healthcare financial management experience. Rick has primarily worked as a CFO or Revenue Cycle senior leader and has owned a healthcare consulting company specializing in financial and operations management and revenue cycle from 2009 to 2012. He has also worked for a healthcare real estate investment trust and has been in financial leadership roles for both proprietary and not-for-profit hospital organizations throughout his career.
Rick holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of Louisiana at Monroe: a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in History. Rick and his wife, Kandice, reside in Venice, Florida with their 3 of their 5 children: Eric (21), Thomas (18) and Jeb (18). The Shrader family are sports enthusiasts and very active.
Karen Labonte, MSN, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Karen Labonte most recently worked as a CNO for a 5-hospital for profit system in Northwest Arkansas. She has over 37 years of nursing experience. Her clinical expertise is in Labor and Delivery, OR and Cardiovascular Operating Room. She has worked in leadership roles in OB, Med Surg, OR and Quality prior to becoming a CNO in 2009. Karen has an Associates Degree in Nursing from Southern Arkansas University, as BSN from the University of Maine and a MSN from Benedictine University.
Karen and her husband Keith enjoy outdoor activities and spending time with their 5 grown children and grandchildren.
Kerri White-Singleton, RN, MSN, MEd
Southwest Medical Group – Chief Operating Officer
This role will encompass provider management and oversight, recruitment and retention of physicians and staff as well as clinic operations.
White-Singleton has over 14 years of clinical and administrative leadership experience in many modalities of medicine including surgical clinic practices, nursing administration, surgical services, managed care, quality, education and process improvement.
Kerri has worked at SHS since 2017 serving as Surgical Services Director and Interim Chief Nursing Officer. She brings proven skills in problem-solving, operational development, communication and collaborative medicine.
Kerri enjoys spending time with her family of 8 doing all things outdoors including hiking, biking, camping and kayaking. Kerri has been an active member in our community since 2015.
Chief Compliance Officer
Jeremy Adair relocated from the Denver area bringing diverse healthcare compliance experience. He graduated from the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law in 2016.
He enjoys our close-knit, rural community and likes to spend his free time with his girlfriend, Taylor, and their dogs. They enjoy camping and mountain biking in Southwest Colorado.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Travis B. Parker is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer at Southwest Health System, where he manages the Human Resources department, overseeing administration of hiring, retention, termination, personnel records, legal compliance, compensation benefits, and long term staffing strategies. His responsibilities include the development and administration of personnel rules and regulations, pay and job classification structure and programs for employee training, safety, health and morale.
Travis loves to spend time with his wife of 32 years, his two children, their spouses, and his three grandchildren. Travis and his wife also own and operate a Karate school in Cortez and love the physical as well as mental aspects of studying martial arts.
The CEO, CFO and CNO are Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) employees. Southwest Health System, Inc. has signed a 5-year management agreement with Community Hospital Consulting signed in 2018. They provide the operational oversight of SHS through the Senior Leadership team and report directly to the SHS Board of Directors.
About Community Hospital Corporation – HELP WHERE HOSPITALS NEED IT®
Community Hospital Corporation owns, manages and consults with hospitals through three distinct organizations – CHC Hospitals, CHC Consulting and CHC ContinueCARE, which share a common purpose to guide, support and enhance the mission of community hospitals and healthcare providers. Based in Plano, Texas, CHC provides the resources and experience community hospitals need to improve quality outcomes, patient satisfaction and financial performance. For more information about CHC, please visit www.communityhospitalcorp.com.