Thomas Drake, MD Becomes New Chief Medical Officer at Porter Adventist Hospital

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Released: 16-Jul-2013 12:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Porter Adventist Hospital

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Newswise — DENVER — On July 16, Thomas Drake, MD officially took over as the new Chief Medical Officer at Porter Adventist Hospital in South Denver.

Prior to accepting this position, Dr. Drake worked as an Emergency Medicine physician at the hospital and was Regional Director of Medical Education for Rocky Vista University.

For more than two decades, Dr. Drake has served Porter Adventist Hospital in several roles including department of medicine chairman, credentials committee chairman, and chief of staff. He currently serves as medical director of case management.

Dr. Drake completed his undergraduate education and medical school at Indiana University. He then pursued an internal medicine internship at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center after which he became chief resident in Emergency Medicine. He completed the Denver General and Affiliated Hospital Program in Emergency Medicine, is board certified in Emergency Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.


About Porter Adventist Hospital

Porter Adventist Hospital is a full service, Nursing Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center for complex medicine and surgery patients. Porter specializes in cancer care, joint replacement, heart and vascular procedures, spinal surgery, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplants. Porter is sponsored by Adventist Health System and is part of Centura Health, the region’s largest hospital and health care network. For more information on Porter Adventist Hospital, visit or follow the hospital on Twitter @PorterHospital or

About Centura Health

Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 16,200 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 15 hospitals, seven senior living communities, 17 health neighborhoods, home care and hospice services, we are making the region’s best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. We’re Centura Health, and we’re here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit


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