Wheat Ridge, Colo.,
15:08 PM

Lutheran Medical Center Welcomes New Physician Executive

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Intermountain Health has announced that Kathy Crabtree, MD, has been named Assistant Chief Medical Officer at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge effective Jan. 21. 

In this new role, she will support the medical staff at Lutheran to advance the quality and safety of care at the hospital. She also will support Toni Green-Cheatwood, DO, who serves in a dual role as Lutheran’s Chief Medical Officer and has regionwide responsibilities as Associate Chief Medical Officer for Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Kansas. 

“Dr. Crabtree has shown us what an outstanding clinician, leader, and person she is over decades of service, and we are excited to partner with her in this new role. We are grateful for all physicians at Lutheran and their commitment to our community's highest standards of care,” said Scott Peek, president of Lutheran Medical Center. 

Dr. Crabtree has served Lutheran in many ways for 25 years, most recently as its Chief of Staff since 2021. She also serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Midtown Inpatient Medicine. She is an accomplished hospitalist and internal medicine physician and began her career at Lutheran as a tech in the Emergency Department. 

Peek said Dr. Crabtree has proven her leadership abilities over the years in all areas of patient care and patient safety, including helping to guide the medical staff in supporting each other and the community through the COVID-19 pandemic.


Intermountain Health operates multiple clinics and hospitals in Colorado and in six other western states. Intermountain is a nonprofit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 4,600 employed physicians and advanced care providers, a health plans division called Select Health with more than one million members, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs.