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CVH Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors provides guidance to hospital leadership and is made up of individuals who have extensive knowledge of healthcare administration and are passionate about the advancement of healthcare services in the Carson Valley.

Clint Purvance

Clint Purvance, MD, CPE

President and Chief Executive Officer, Barton Healthcare System

CVH Board Chair

Dr. Clint Purvance, M.D., C.P.E., earned his medical degree at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in 1996. He completed his Emergency Medicine Resident Training Program at the University of Michigan in 1999 and joined Barton Health and Carson Valley Health as an emergency physician. He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine in his specialty and as a Physician Executive by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management. Dr. Purvance served as Chief Medical Officer at Barton from 2007 to 2015 and since has been the acting President and CEO of the Health system.

Paul Fry

Dr. Brian Erling, MD, MBA

President & CEO, Renown Health, Reno, NV

Dr. Brian Erling is President and CEO of Renown Health, one of the nation's most innovative and progressive health systems. Brian leads Renown's charitable mission of making a genuine difference in the community's health and well-being. With a focus on caring for patients, members, and the community, Brian has brought thought leadership, innovative methods, and a personal passion for caring. He is building and inspiring a team that serves based on the values of caring, integrity, collaboration, and excellence. He has helped to usher in a new lens of transparency around clinical quality and service excellence.

A highly experienced emergency medicine physician, Dr. Erling has long been a leader in quality improvement and has completed a Baldrige Executive Fellowship through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Dr. Erling received his Bachelor of Science in biology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa; his Medical Doctorate from John Hopkins University in Baltimore; and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado in Denver. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Dr. Erling is board certified through the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Paul Fry

Paul J. Fry III, MD, FAAOS

Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic

Dr. Fry graduated from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in 1983. He specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. His fellowship was with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and he served his residency in Orthopedics with Shriners Hospital in San Francisco, Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. "Inspired by the adventures of my youth in the Sierra Nevada, I entered college with the intent to become a wildlife biologist," he said. "Upon graduation, I discovered that the employment demand for those with degrees in wildlife biology were slim to none. With few job prospects, and no money, I decided to join the Army and let Uncle Sam help pay my way through medical school. After serving in Germany during Desert Storm, I returned to my roots in South Lake Tahoe. There I my father at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic (of which he was one of the founding partners). One of the things that I love most about what I do is being able to work together with my patients to help them overcome their problems and get back to 'living.'"

Dr. Mediwala

Rahul Mediwala, MD, CPE

Chief Medical Officer, Health Services Division at Renown Health

Dr. Mediwala has been with Renown for 11 years, originally joining Renown Medical Group to lead the nephrology program and as medical director for the dialysis unit. Over the years, he has taken on additional leadership roles for Renown Medical Group; serving as chair of Medical Specialties, and Chief Medical Officer for the Renown Accountable Care Organization.

Dr. Mediwala has a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M in biomedical engineering, his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Texas and served as chief resident for Internal Medicine at University Hospitals in Cincinnati and subsequently completed a nephrology fellowship in Cincinnati. Prior to joining Renown, Dr. Mediwala practiced with a large nephrology specialty group in Ohio.

Kelly Neiger

Kelly Neiger, CPA, MBA

Chief Financial Officer, Barton Healthcare System

Kelly joined the Barton team in 2006, serving as Controller and Administrative Director of Finance & Revenue Cycles. She was named Barton's CFO in November of 2018 and was appointed to the CVH board in the summer of 2019. An experienced finance and accounting expert, Kelly holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Masters of Taxation and Certified Public Accountant licenses in California and Nevada. She was born at Barton Memorial Hospital, as were her two youngest of three daughters, and has deep connections to the South Lake Tahoe area. Prior to joining the Barton team, Kelly practice public accounting in Carson Valley and South Lake Tahoe. She and her husband, Mike - a physical therapist at Barton Rehabilitation's Stateline office - are active volunteers with South Tahoe High School basketball and enjoy taking their family hiking, boating and camping.

Jeff Prater

Jeff Prater, MHA, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer, Carson Valley Health

Jeff joined Carson Valley Health in June of 2018. He got his start in healthcare serving as a Hospital Corpsman in the U.S. Navy from 1993 to 2000 and was a recipient of the Sailor of the Year award during that time. Since then, he has worked in a variety of healthcare administrative roles ranging from director of outpatient services, director of radiology, hospital administrator and Chief Executive Officer.

He received his Bachelor's of Health Sciences degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2001 and his Master's of Health Administration from Montana State University in 2006. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and fellow of Medical Group Management Association.

Jeff is committed to serving the community and is an active board member of the Business Council of Douglas County, and has also served as board member on local Chamber of Commerce organizations, state healthcare executive networks, and was a Governor’s appointee of the Alaska State Trauma Review Committee.

Dedicated to the advancement of rural healthcare and healthcare improvement, Jeff is a certified instructor in Toyota Production Systems for Healthcare and is involved in workforce development and leadership development programs.

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