GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — St. Mary’s has announced the new president of their hospital this morning, and it’s a name the Grand Valley should already know.

Bryan Johnson has stepped into the role, effective last Friday.

Johnson has been serving as Interim President of St. Mary’s since mid-June, so his confirmation as president provides a seamless transition of leadership.

Johnson is not new to St. Mary’s, he served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2016, helping to improve the admissions process for the rehab unit, launching a TAVR program, and helping to create St. Mary’s Teleservice program.