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Published on May 22, 2013

University of Colorado Hospital Foundation Welcomes Thierry Kennel to Board of Directors

AURORA, Colo. – The University of Colorado Hospital Foundation (UCHF) is pleased to announce Thierry Kennel as the newest member of its board of directors. Kennel’s nomination was approved May 15.

Thierry Kennel

Thierry Kennel

Kennel is general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Denver and a Regional Vice President of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.  His hotel management career has taken him to numerous countries around the world before bringing him to Denver.

Kennel joins the other board members who all take very active roles with the UCHF’s philanthropy and charity events.

“I’ve had the pleasure to work as a committee member and co-chair for Men for the Cure, and I’ve seen firsthand the positive impact the University of Colorado Hospital Foundation makes for both our community and for patients,” said Kennel. “I’m looking forward to taking a more active role in all the foundation’s events, fundraising and support.”

The UCHF holds several events each year including Men for the Cure, Save the Males and Hearts of All Ages. The foundation has also raised significant funds recently to support the Anschutz Cancer Pavilion and the Emergency Department at University of Colorado Hospital.

“I could not be more pleased to welcome Thierry to the foundation board,” said Pete Coors, board chairman of the University of Colorado Hospital Foundation. “In his brief time in Denver, Thierry has rolled up his sleeves to get involved with this community in a way that is really admirable.  We are fortunate that we will be the beneficiary of his commitment, experience and insights.”

University of Colorado Hospital Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness and philanthropic support for the University of Colorado Hospital for the benefit of its patients and their families.

University of Colorado Hospital Foundation Board of Directors:

Chairman of the Board
Mr. Peter H. Coors

Vice Chairman of the Board
Mr. Steven Bangert

President of the Board
Mr. Bruce Schroffel

Members of the Board
Mr. Christian Anschutz
Ms. Claudia Beauprez
Mr. Scott Brown
Mr. Bill Fisher
Mr. Ed Haselden
Mr. Thierry Kennel
Mrs. Sharon Magness Blake
Mr. Donald M. Marshall
Mr. David B. Sogge
Ms. Carol Warnick

About University of Colorado Hospital

University of Colorado Hospital is the Rocky Mountain region's leading academic medical center. UCH is best known as an innovator in patient care and often as one of the first hospitals to bring new medicine to the patients’ bedside.  University HealthSystem Consortium named UCH the #1 Academic Medical Center in quality in the nation in both 2011 and 2012, and U.S. News & World Report named University of Colorado Hospital the best hospital in Colorado in 2012. The hospital’s physicians are affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, part of the University of Colorado system. Based on the expansive Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO, the hospital is where patient care, research and education converge to establish the future of health care delivery. UCH is one of five Colorado hospitals that make up University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). 

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