Mr. Alan Barlow, KPHC CEO
Mr. Barlow (Diné/Navajo) is an engaging leader who dedicates his career to guiding, developing, implementing and (re)assessing community and clinical programs in a manner that demonstrably improve the quality of health services provided to Native American communities. With over 11 years of executive experience in PL 93-638 and federal health programs/facilities---including ambulatory, emergency, and inpatient functions---Alan demonstrates fierce program stewardship balanced with compassion and informed perspective to meet the challenges of increasing value “through the eyes of our patients.”
Under his leadership, health programs have obtained new and full accreditation status by The Joint Commission (TJC), the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Just as importantly in each experience, employee and patient engagement/satisfaction scores increased along with annual revenues to drive new and culturally-sensitive innovations supporting the effective delivery of healthcare to Native American populations.
Alan holds dual Master’s degrees in American Studies (MS) and Management (MSHR, human resources emphasis) from Utah State University. He has extensive training in strategic development, data analysis, budget/revenue cycle management, quality and performance improvement, and accreditation and certification requirements. He is also ICS 300 and 400 certified (FEMA).
As an active community member, Alan has served as a Board Member for the Benefis Health System (MT) and the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NY) as well as the former Secretary to the NCCEO within the Indian Health Service (IHS). He the recipient of an IHS Director’s Award, a Great Plains Area Leadership Award, and special recognition from the Tule River and Fort Belknap Indian Communities.
Alan is also an Eagle Scout, an avid musician and movie “buff,” and the proud father of three (3) children. We are proud to welcome him as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Kewa Pueblo Health Corporation (KPHC)!