Chief Executive Officer
Rose Lawhorne began her journey at Bartlett Regional Hospital in 1993, working in the patient registration and billing departments for six years. In 1999 she moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where she obtained her nursing degree and worked at Alaska Regional Hospital. She returned to Bartlett in 2002, working in Critical Care and the Emergency Department (ED) till she became ED Director in 2010. Over the years, she was given responsibility for additional areas as assistant Chief Clinical Officer. In 2019, she was named Chief Nursing Officer, and in 2021, Chief Executive Officer. Her focus is on maintaining a collaborative, unified team that provides our community with quality, patient-centered care in a sustainable manner, as directed by our mission statement.
Ms. Lawhorne holds an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from University of Alaska, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Phoenix, and a Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Health Administration from University of Phoenix.
Chief Operating Officer
Vlad Toca joined the Bartlett team of Senior Leaders in July 2021. Vlad brings extensive experience in healthcare administration with an emphasis on technology-driven operations management. Most recently, Vlad worked in Juneau as the Associate Director for Primary Care with SEARHC, where he engaged with region leaders on Operations improvement and Telehealth initiatives during the pandemic.
He enjoys creating long-lasting relationships with like-minded leaders and promotes business development initiatives with the help of technology analytics and telehealth expansion, particularly during his time with Adventist Health West.
He has attended conferences as a panelist with Hospital Review and MGMA, presenting Operational Improvement ideas and initiatives through machine learning and AI. From his hospitality industry background in Italy, where he grew up, he has a strong acumen for effective customer service and marketing, emphasizing a tailored service experience.
Vlad earned his Bachelor's Degree from Arizona State University in Business Communication and Organizational Leadership and is graduating with an Executive Master's in Business Administration from Washington State University. Before switching to Healthcare Management, Vlad pursued a Pre Med degree and was a Researcher in traumatic brain injury (TBI) with the School of Medicine, Neuroscience in Loma Linda, CA.
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Benson joined the Bartlett Senior Leadership team in October, 2018. Prior to moving to Juneau, he was Chief Financial Officer at Ortonville Area Health Services in Ortonville, Minnesota for six years. Mr. Benson has been working in healthcare finance for more than 30 years, mainly in Minnesota and North Dakota. An outdoor enthusiast, he looks forward to warmer winters and snowboarding at Eaglecrest. Mr. Benson holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.
Chief Behavioral Health Officer
Bradley Grigg joined the Bartlett Senior Leadership Team on July 24, 2017.
Mr. Grigg's prior two decades of behavioral healthcare experience (12 in Juneau) included serving as the Independent Living Directing Clinician/Therapeutic Foster Parent at the Smoky Mountain Children's Home in Sevierville, Tennessee; Executive Director of Residential Programs at the Heart of Florida Youth Ranch, Ocala, Florida; Clinical Case Management/Residential Program Supervisor & Emergency Services Clinician at Juneau Alliance for Mental Health, Juneau, Alaska; Children's Behavioral Health Specialist, State of Alaska, Division of Behavioral Health, Juneau, Alaska; Statewide Community Mental Health Program Administrator, State of Alaska, Division of Behavioral Health, Juneau, Alaska; Executive Director, Juneau Youth Services, Juneau, Alaska.
Mr. Grigg holds a Bachelor of Art degree Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee; Master of Arts from COGTS, Cleveland Tennessee.
He is currently enrolled in the Master of Business Administration (emphasis in Health Care Management) program at Southern New Hampshire University.
Chief Nursing Officer
Kim McDowell began her journey at Bartlett Regional Hospital in 2015, working in the Emergency Department (ED) as a nurse on an as needed basis. In 2016 she moved into the Clinical Assistant Manager role and over the following years became the ED Director. In 2021, she became Chief Nursing Officer. Prior to coming to Bartlett Regional Hospital she worked as an ED nurse, charge nurse, and Clinical Supervisor in a 65-bed unit. She believes that when you place the patient in the center of all you do, you will never go wrong, aligning with Bartlett Regional Hospital’s mission to provide quality, patient centered care. Ms. McDowell holds an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Central New Mexico Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from New Mexico Highlands University. She is completing the Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Administration program at University of Phoenix.
Human Resources Director
Dallas Hargrave joined the senior leadership team of Bartlett Regional Hospital in January 2016 in his role as Human Resources and Risk Management Director for the City and Borough of Juneau.
Mr. Hargrave previously served as the Human Resource Manager for the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services; worked in the State of Alaska, Department of Administration, Division of Personnel and Labor Relations; and also worked as an Assistant Public Defender and as a Law Clerk.
Mr. Hargrave possesses a BA in Biology and Political Science from Pacific Lutheran University, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Alaska, Southeast, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.