The University of Colorado Board of Regents today approved a resolution of appreciation for Bruce Schroffel the former CEO of University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)and now CEO of University of Colorado Health. He recently announced that he’ll leave that post in January.

“Mr. Schroffel oversaw a hospital whose staff drew national praise and local gratitude for their life-saving care of patients after the theater shootings on July 20, 2012,” the resolution said. The regents also noted that UCH has been recognized by the University HealthSystem Consortium for an unprecedented two consecutive years as the highest performing academic hospital in the country.

Lilly Marks, vice president of Health Affairs at University of Colorado and executive vice chancellor of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, recounted her first conversation with Schroffel when he interviewed for the UCH position. “He had me at ‘hello’,” Marks said, adding that Schroffel told her a top-ranked university hospital needs an excellent academic medical center and school of medicine.

CU President Bruce Benson described Schroffel as “the best hospital administrator I’ve ever seen.”

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