Englewood, Colo. – (Aug. 20, 2018) – Craig Hospital, a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital for people who have sustained spinal cord and/or brain injuries, announced today that it has appointed Jandel Allen-Davis, M.D. as its new President and CEO. She will formally begin her role on Oct. 1, 2018.
Allen-Davis is replacing Mike Fordyce, who has served as President and CEO of Craig for the past 10 years and announced his retirement earlier this year. She was chosen after a six-month search and received unanimous support from the search committee.
Allen-Davis comes to Craig from Kaiser Permanente, where she was most recently the Vice President of Government, External Relations and Research. She has been with Kaiser for 24 years, serving in a number of positions from staff physician to the executive leadership role she most currently held.
“Dr. Allen-Davis has the right experience and skills to lead a top rehabilitation hospital,” said Bob Ladenburger, Craig Hospital’s Board Chair. “But above all, the value she places on patients and the quality of their care is in perfect alignment with Craig’s culture, which is what makes this hospital unique.”
Allen-Davis is charged with leading one of the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the country, as recently named by U.S. News & World Report. She will be working closely with Fordyce to transition into the role over the coming months before his departure in December.
“I am honored and excited to be an ambassador and advocate for the Craig family and the patients it serves,” said Allen-Davis. “This is a special place – the way Craig puts patients and their families at the center of care is directly in line with how I practiced medicine. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to join this community.”
Fordyce leaves Craig having built a strong culture of care, centered around Craig’s staff and patients. During his tenure, he oversaw a $90 million, three-year construction and expansion project to the hospital’s campus.
“We are extremely grateful to Mike for his service and commitment to Craig’s patients, families and culture for the past 10 years,” said Ladenburger.