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Meet Dr. Michael Pramenko!

Please meet Dr. Michael Pramenko, the latest addition to our QHN board of directors! Mike has flourished as a well-known healthcare leader and Primary Care Physician in Grand Junction since 1998.

To the QHN board, Michael brings vast experience in health care delivery and policy. A 26-year resident of Mesa County, he’s excited to join the QHN Board given its critical role in sharing health care information and data as we work to create higher value in health care while improving the patient experience.

His current practice includes patients of all ages and included obstetrics for the first ten years of his practice until late 2007.

Over the past ten years, in an effort to educate the public, he continues to write a column for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel on topics related to health reform.

In 2007, because of his ongoing efforts on health policy issues, he was named Family Physician of the Year for Colorado by the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians. 

As an outspoken proponent of Grand Junction’s contributions to health system reform, he has appeared on PBS’s Newshour, NPR’s Science Friday, and was interviewed by Tom Brokaw for NBC News. In addition, he has spoken at numerous conferences around the country.

Dr. Pramenko served as President of the Colorado Medical Society in 2011 and continues to be active in organized medicine at the local and state level.


In June 2012, he assumed the role of Executive Director of Primary Care Partners – the largest Primary Care Practice in Western Colorado.

In addition to his new role on the board at QHN, he is Chairman of the Board and Chief Medical Officer for Monument Health.

Michael and his wife Karen are raising three teenage children, and they enjoy western Colorado activities like running, skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. Professionally, Michael is dedicated to improving public health/population health.