Ownership and Leadership

Ownership and Leadership

Since 2009, Portneuf Medical Center has been owned and operated by a joint venture which includes Ardent Health Services, certain physician members of the medical staff, and the Portneuf Health Trust. Portneuf Medical Center is proud to have physician owners who are active on the medical staff of the hospital, and who provide invaluable physician leadership to the hospital’s governing board and administrators. In the November, 2008 general election, 78 percent of Bannock County's voters approved placing the assets of Portneuf Medical Center into the joint venture. Pursuant to the agreements, Portneuf Health Trust, formerly known as the Portneuf Health Care Foundation, Inc. owns a minority share of the new joint venture, but governance of Portneuf Medical Center is on a 50-50, “block voting” basis.

Portneuf Medical Center is owned and operated by a joint venture which includes  Ardent Health Services, certain physician members of the medical staff, and the Portneuf Health Trust. The Joint Venture Board of Directors governs all of the assets of Portneuf Medical Center.

Portneuf Health Care Foundation was incorporated in Idaho in 2002 as an organization with the purpose of supporting and improving health care at Portneuf Medical Center.  In Since 2009, Portneuf Medical Center has been owned and operated by a joint venture which includes Ardent Health Services, certain physician members of the medical staff, and the Portneuf Health Trust.

Portneuf Health Trust, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

The Board of Trustees of Portneuf Medical Center is charged with overseeing quality and clinical care.

The physician roundtable provides a forum in which physicians can share ideas, discuss ways to improve patient care, and work on input for the hospital's strategic business plan.

Name Specialty
Rich Wathne, PRT Chair Orthopedics
Peter Jones, MD, PRT Vice-Chair Urology
Kurtis Holt, MD - Medical Staff President Emergency Medicine
Steven Larsen, MD - Medical Staff Vice-President Radiology
Aaron Altenburg, MD Orthopedics
Ben Call, MD Cardiology
Charles Clair, MD Hospitalists
Kim Cox, MD OB/Gyn
Jacob DeLaRosa, MD Cardiothoracic Surgery
John Fenstermaker, DO Family Medicine
Mike Francisco, MD Oncology
Brian Fulks, MD Pediatrics
Alian Garay, MD General Surgery/Bariatric Surgery
Jonathan Godfrey, MD Gastroenterology
Steven Krawtz, MD Pulmonology
Drew McRoberts, MD General Surgery
Roshan Patel, MD Pathology
Deric Ravsten, DO Psychiatry
David Ririe, MD Oncology
Hira Siktel, MD Nephrology
Dan Snell, MD Anesthesia
William Woodhouse, MD Family Medicine/Family Medicine Residency
Morgan Yost, DO Otolaryngology

Portneuf Medical Center is proud to have physician owners who are active on the medical staff of the hospital, and who provide invaluable physician leadership to the hospital’s governing board and administrators. Please find a list below of those physicians:

  • Dr. Mara Additon
  • Dr. Jorge de Amorim
  • Dr. Lorin C. Bachman
  • Dr. Jordan Bailey
  • Dr. Benjamin Blair
  • Dr. Robert Bohus
  • Dr. Jeff Bray
  • Dr. David M. Cameron
  • Dr. Kyle L. Clifford
  • Dr. Steven L. Coker
  • Dr. John S. Conner, Jr.
  • Dr. Jacob DeLaRosa
  • Dr. David R. Donaldson
  • Dr. Vermon S. Esplin
  • Dr. Luis M. Fernandez
  • Dr. Greg Ford
  • Dr. John Fornarotto
  • Dr. David Francis
  • Dr. Katie Fritz
  • Dr. Stephen Hansen
  • Dr. Kert Howard
  • Dr. Robert R. Jones
  • Dr. Anthony E. Joseph
  • Dr. Steven M. Krawtz
  • Dr. Steven Larsen
  • Dr. Charles Lawless
  • Dr. Juan J. Leon
  • Dr. Stephen M. Maloff
  • Dr. Kraig McGee
  • Dr. Drew W. McRoberts
  • Dr. Brandon Mickelsen
  • Dr. Travis Nielsen
  • Dr. Blaine Olsen
  • Dr. David Ririe
  • Dr. Daniel Snell
  • Dr. Andrew Thayne
  • Dr. Julio Vasquez
  • Dr. Zachary Warnock
  • Dr. Richard W. Wathne
  • Dr. Matthew E. Williamson
  • Dr. Silas A. Wills, Jr.

Jordan Herget, President and CEO

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Jordan Herget brings 23 years of hospital leadership and healthcare experience to his role as chief executive officer of Portneuf Medical Center. Prior to coming to Portneuf, he was senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente in Roseville, California, where he had oversight of the 340-bed Kaiser Roseville Medical Center and the area’s Kaiser Foundation Health Plan.

He was previously president and CEO of O’Connor Hospital and St. Louise Regional Hospital in California and CEO of OU Medical Center Edmond in Oklahoma. Herget brings a breadth of experience with HCA Healthcare in roles in finance and executive management at multiple hospitals, including serving as chief operating officer at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

Herget earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and a Master of Health Science Degree in Health Finance and Management from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland.


Ardent Health Services Leadership

Ardent Health Services Leadership