New chief medical officer named at Moab Regional Hospital

Dr. Dylan Cole will oversee physician staff

Dylan Cole, D.O., has been selected as the new chief medical officer for Moab Regional Hospital (MRH). He will replace Steven Rouzer, M.D., who recently completed his two-year term.

The chief medical officer provides medical leadership on the MRH executive team, and works closely with CEO, CFO, CCO and director of physician services to ensure quality hospital operations, develop and drive the strategic plan, provide leadership to the medical providers and improve community health.

Cole listed his three top priorities as chief medical officer to expand and enhance the services provided, maintain the quality of patient care and improve access to care within the Moab community. 

“I would like to see our hospital continue to explore opportunities to reduce costs and enhance our charitable mission,” Cole said.

A native of Utah, his education began at University of Utah and continued at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in California. He completed his residency at Idaho State University Family Medicine in Pocatello. 

Cole and wife, Desiree Westfall, a physician assistant (a provider at Moab Regional Health Center), are raising their children, Galen and Mia, here in Moab.

Cole will continue to see patients at Moab Regional Health Center, providing family medicine services and obstetrical care and delivery.