Dixie Regional Medical Center

(435) 251-1000Map1380 East Medical Center DriveSt. George, UT 84790

A group of dedicated community leaders make up the volunteer governing board of Dixie Regional Medical Center. They represent the geographical and cultural diversity of Washington County and serve both the hospital and the community as they strive to ensure patient safety, hospital-wide quality reporting and medical credentialing.

The board’s purpose is to see that Dixie Regional fulfills Intermountain Healthcare’s charitable mission: excellence in the provision of healthcare services to communities in the Intermountain region. This includes a commitment to provide care to those with a medical need, regardless of ability to pay. They help make key decisions. They give their valuable time and considerable expertise in service to others by directing the affairs of an organization that they hold in trust for the community. They set high expectations for us and hold us accountable to achieving measurable goals. 

Dixie Regional Medical Center Governing Board members share a common devotion to community displayed through their involvement in the hospital and in other groups and organizations committed to making southern Utah a better place to live.

  • Ron Metcalf, Vice Chariman

    Ron Metcalf, Chairman

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    Ron Metcalf is the owner and administrator of Metcalf Mortuaries. He has given many years of service to the St. George Community. He has served as secretary, vice chair and chairman of the Foundation of Dixie Regional Medical Center. Metcalf is a past president of the Dixie College Alumni Association and has volunteered with the St. George Fire Department since 1986. He currently serves on the board of directors of the State Bank of Southern Utah. Ron and his wife, Cindy, are proud to call St. George home.
  • Steve Caplin

    Steve Caplin, Vice Chair

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    A native of southern Utah, Steve attended Dixie State College and Southern Utah University before seeking his MBA at the University of Texas. He is a certified public accountant and the founder and president of Steton Technology Group, a leading provider of computer software used in the areas of public health, consumer safety and quality assurance. Prior to forming Steton, Caplin was successful in sales and business management at IBM, as well as in corporate finance for Southland Financial Corporation.  Caplin has served as the past chair of the Santa Clara Economic Development Commission, and on the regional advisory board of Zions Bank. Caplin also serves as a trustee at Dixie State College and in various capacities with the Boy Scouts of America. Steven and his wife, Toni, enjoy living and serving in southern Utah.
  • Terri Kane, Secretary and Dixie Regional Medical Center CEO & Administrator

    Terri Kane, Administrator/CEO

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    Terri Kane is the administrator and CEO of Dixie Regional. Kane began her career with Intermountain Healthcare as a nurse in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit of McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah. Terri has been promoted to a variety of administrative roles during her career, including four years at Intermountain’s central offices in Salt Lake City. She started in St. George as the hospital’s chief operating officer and became the chief executive officer/administrator in January 2007. In 2011 she also became the Southwest Region vice-president. She is best known for her success in corporate clinical integration strategies. She works diligently to positively influence healthcare services in southern Utah. Kane and her husband, Jim, truly enjoy being a part of this community.
  • Jon Ames, Trustee

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    Jon Ames grew up in California and Montana. He received a Master’s degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University and went on to work in the financial industry on Wall Street for several years and as a consultant for large corporations. He later decided to move his family to his wife Lisa’s hometown of St. George, where he now works as a realtor for ReMax First Realty and also maintains his CPA license. Jon and Lisa have three children and enjoy the outdoors. He also enjoys giving back to the community, and is a founding board member of the Utah Life Science Association. When Lisa was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago, Jon got an up close view of Dixie Regional Medical Center and how we care for our patients. That experienced prompted him to get more involved to help support the hospital's noble mission. “Having a family member diagnosed with cancer is a life-changing event,” Jon says. “I think Dixie Regional is doing incredible things in terms of medical treatment. I want to help bring advances in both treatment and technology to Dixie Regional so that we can have the best possible care available in our community. I also hope to be a voice for the community and for the hospital and its staff.”
  • Nancy Colarossi, Trustee

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    Nancy Colarossi grew up in the eastern United States, where she worked for many years in the heating and air conditioning industry before moving to St. George in 1997. Upon moving to St. George she was offered a job with the Huntsman World Senior Games and she has been working with them ever since. She worked her way up in the organization and is now their chief financial officer. “Since Dixie Regional is such an integral part of the success of the Huntsman World Senior Games, I have had the opportunity to work with many employees from throughout the hospital,” Nancy says. “I’ve also had many family members and friends treated at the hospital. In all areas, I have found the organization and employees to be exceptional. When I was asked to serve on the governing board, I was honored. If I can contribute in any way to the continued success of Dixie Regional Medical Center, I consider it a privilege.”
  • Daren Barney, Trustee

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    Daren Barney is a founding partner of the law firm of Barney McKenna & Olmstead, P.C., which has offices in Utah and Nevada. He earned his juris doctor degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Washington County Small Claims Court from 2000-2004 and in 2005 was selected by Governor John Huntsman to serve as a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fifth Judicial District. He is the current Administrative Law Judge for Ivins City. Daren enjoys living in southern Utah and has served on the board of trustees for Leadership Dixie, BYU Management Society, Southern Utah Bar Association and Town & Country Bank. He also served as a member of the Washington County Boundary commission, the Ivins City Planning Commission from 2000-02 and as Mayor of Ivins city from 2002-09. He and RaeBeth, his wife, are the parents of one daughter and four sons.
  • Vardell Curtis, Foundation Chair & Trustee

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    Vardell Curtis, CEO for the Washington County Board of Realtors, has made a career out of community service. Curtis has served on the hospital’s board since 2005 and chairs the strategic planning committee. He has been the director of the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce, past chairman of the board for United Way Dixie, a member of the Breakfast Exchange Club, the Rotary Club of Dixie Sunrise, and the Dixie Sunshiners. He also serves as the board chairman of the Foundation of Dixie Regional, as chairman of the board for the Rotary Bowl Association and on the Habitat Conservation Advisory Committee. Curtis and his wife, Cindy, have made their home in St. George for more than 20 years and are the parents of four children.
  • Cyndi Gilbert, Trustee

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    Cyndi is a corporate lawyer, civic leader, and, with her husband Steve, owns and operates the prestigious Diamond G Ranch and Rodeos in Toquerville, UT. She was born and raised in Cedar City and obtained her bachelor's in business administration from SUU. She earned her J.D. in law from BYU and managed a private law practice for six years in Salt Lake City before returning to southern Utah. She has served on the Dixie Regional governing board since 2009 and is a past chairman of the Foundation of Dixie Regional.
  • Cory Gubler

    Cory Gubler, Trustee

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    Cory Gubler is a life-long resident of eastern Washington County and a graduate of Southern Utah University, as well as the owner of the National Academy of Fitness, a local boarding school that addresses childhood obesity and encourages healthy lifestyle changes in adolescents. Gubler is a member of the Economic Development Committee, the Boy Scouts of America organization, Parent Teacher Organization, and numerous youth sports programs. Cory and his wife, Amy, make their home in LaVerkin and are the parents of five children.
  • Dr. Marsden

    Jerry Marsden, MD, Trustee

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    Dr. Jerry Marsden has served on numerous medical boards and committees and on Dixie Regional’s governing board since 2006. He is the current chair of the credentials committee. Dr. Marsden is a Cedar City native and a graduate of the College of Southern Utah and the University of Utah. He has a private practice limited to otolaryngology, or head and neck surgery. Marsden is an active member of the American Medical Association as well as the Washington County Medical Society. He has served as the treasurer of the Utah Medical Association and as a past president of Dixie Regional’s medical staff. Jerry and his wife, Lee, have made St. George their home for more than 20 years. They are the parents of four children.
  • Leina Mathis, Trustee

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    Leina Mathis has served on the hospital governing board since 2001. Mathis is a vice president at Zions Bank. She has managed executive banking in southern Utah for the past ten years and been in banking for 21 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Utah State University. Mathis also serves on the board of directors of the Leadership Academy, and chairs the St. George Marathon Mayor’s Walk. She is the past president of the St. George Exchange Club and the past chair of the March of Dimes WalkAmerica. Leina and her husband, David, are the parents of six children.
  • Carole Grady, Trustee

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    Carole Grady is the Dean of Nursing and Allied Health for Dixie State College, where she has taught and held several leadership positions since 2001. She has served on the curriculum committee, academic council, college council, executive committee, 2nd Century Strategic Planning Committee, institutional review board and the nursing faculty organization. She holds professional affiliations with the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, Intermountain Health Deans Council, Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, National League for Nursing, American Federation of Teachers, and the Association of Women’s health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing. Community service includes board service for the Alzheimer’s Association, Southern Utah VA Nursing Home Building Advisory Cou8ncil, Maturation Education for Washington County Schools, Doctors Volunteer Clinic, and Washington County H1N1 Pandemic Planning Task Force. Carole also likes to volunteer for the Huntsman World Senior Games and the Southwest Public Health Department Flu Shootout.
  • Steven VanNorman, MD, Medical Staff Director

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    Dr. Steven Van Norman has been a member of the governing board for the past two years. He is the chief medical officer of the Southwest Region of Intermountain Healthcare. Raised in the Midwest, Dr. VanNorman graduated from the University of Michigan School of Medicine and has practiced internal and emergency medicine. Dr. VanNorman was an ER physician at Dixie Regional for 22 years before becoming the regional medical director. He, his wife Colleen, and their two children enjoy the beautiful mountains of southern Utah.
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