Kristin Myren is a driving force in promoting health care access
Kristin Myren is one of the Top 25 Young Professionals of 2021
Kristin Myren, 30
Director of Operations, Premise Health | Denver
Kristin Myren never thought she’d be able to run that six-mile race she signed onto with her dad.
But she did. And then she ran 13 miles. And then one marathon. And then nine more. And then ultra-marathons.
“I quickly realized that doing something you didn’t think you could is a scalable concept,” she says. “Over time, I built confidence in the concept that success – and the barriers to it – are relative notions mostly in my mind.”
With a focus on health care in underserved communities, Myren manages $30 million in facilities, including 10 health centers and pharmacies. She helped to establish a Pilot Program for under-served patients in rural Nevada to access Mayo Clinic services. And she served as a senior manager for an onsite-health care company and helped to lead the opening of a new rural Texas health care facility—all while completing her MBA in health administration.
Myren says a mentor’s insight that great teams come from collective characters and values proved especially valuable in 2020.
“Last year was one of the hardest we’ve seen,” she says, “and I reflect often on how having the right people on the bus made all the difference.”
Her No. 1 goal: “To be a driving force promoting health care access for those who need it most.”
This article is part of the ColoradoBiz’s 2021 Top 25 Young Professionals. Click here to read more about the latest class of up-and-coming movers and shakers.