Robert Thorn, FACHE
Summit Healthcare Strategies, LLC
Robert Thorn is the Principal at Summit Healthcare Strategies and is currently serving as the CEO at Sedgwick County Health Center, a Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Center in Colorado. His experience in telehealth includes serving as Executive Director of TRU PACE, where during his tenure the organization was awarded a $100,000 telehealth grant to introduce remote monitoring technology to help people safely "age in place."
He has also served as the lead developer and Executive Director of the "Quitline" Tobacco Cessation Programs for four States, Chairman of the High Plains Rural Health Network, and Administrator of Ambulatory Services and Regional Rural Outreach at Banner Health, where he introduced rural telehealth solutions to bridge distances and allow for earlier intervention.
Mr. Thorn has a Bachelor of Science degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from National University, San Diego. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.