Deborah L. Chandler, MBA, CMPE

Deborah (Debbie) L. Chandler, MBA, CMPE

With more than 28 years of experience in multi-specialty group management and administration, Debbie brings a wealth of knowledge to Matthews-Vu Medical Group, including the ability to effectively grow a multispecialty group practice and establish focus, tools and discipline to transition an organization into a high performing medical group.

In her most recent role as President and CEO of UCHealth Medical Group, Debbie successfully grew and transformed an employed medical group of 640 providers spread across the Front Range of Colorado.  The group is part of a large integrated delivery system and interfaces closely with CU Medicine, the system’s large independent academic medical group. At a system level, she participated in the development of a clinically integrated network, Patient Line (centralized physician call and scheduling management) and optimizing referral management and retention.

Prior to UCHealth, Debbie was the Executive Vice President and CEO of Colorado Springs Health Partners, P.C., (CSHP) the largest multi-specialty, physician-owned practice in Colorado. In this role, she introduced automated and patient-centered workflows to advance patient care and productivity.  Under her leadership, the practice achieved Level III NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home certification, was selected for the CMMI Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative pilot and was a key provider participant in the Central Colorado Community Care Medicaid RCCO project.

Debbie is a native Floridian, and acquired much of her experience as the CEO for Anchor Health Centers in southwest Florida where she spent over ten years before joining CSHP.  Debbie is a certified medical practice executive with the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Florida and MBA from Rollins’ Crummer Graduate School of Business.  She began her career on the clinical side as a certified cardiac nuclear medicine technologist.

Debbie has been invited to present numerous times on health care reform and innovative care transformation related topics and strives to serve as a resource for her colleagues and the medical community at large.  She is currently an AMGA Foundation board member and founding Trustee of the Colorado Springs Health Foundation.  Debbie maintains an extremely active presence in the Pikes Peak Region through volunteer work with Inside Out Youth Services, and active board participation with the Colorado Springs Health Foundation, Colorado Women’s Foundation and Ent Credit Union.  She recently joined the Peak Vista Foundation Board.