Date(s) - October 23, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Women in Healthcare Denver will be hosting a tour of UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital.

Join us for an up close and personal tour of this hospital. Diane Cookson, CEO, will be speaking to us about some of the hospital’s design challenges. There will also be a presentation from AIA, followed by a tour of the new Women’s Breast Health Center, Labor and Delivery, and NICU floors.  Refreshments will be served.

This tour is in partnership with the AIA Colorado Academy of Architecture for Health Knowledge Community.


Diane Cookson

President – Highlands Ranch Hospital

University of Colorado Hospital


Diane Cookson serves as president of UCHealth’s Highlands Ranch Hospital. Ms. Cookson joined the UCHealth team in August of 2016 and brings over 20 years of community hospital experience. In this role, she led the efforts to launch UCHealth’s new Highlands Ranch hospital which opened June 18, 2019.

Prior to joining UCHealth, Ms. Cookson provided leadership in opening Sky Ridge Medical Center. After opening Sky Ridge, Ms. Cookson served as vice president of operations and physician services. In her role, she managed over $200 million in capital expansion projects, led business development strategies and physician practice acquisitions.

Ms. Cookson received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix and her undergraduate degree from University of Northern Colorado where she had a “full-ride” athletic scholarship to play softball. Ms. Cookson serves on Crisis Center Board.

During her spare time, Ms. Cookson enjoys hiking, playing pickleball and is an amateur wildlife photographer.

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