Compassus Denver names new executive director

Shelly Leyba

Shelly Leyba

DENVER – The Compassus hospice program serving Denver and the surrounding areas today announced the addition of Shelly Leyba as executive director.


Leyba will oversee day-to-day operations of the hospice program and lead teams of affiliated physicians, medical professionals, social workers, volunteers and other specialists to deliver the highest quality care.


Leyba received her bachelor’s degree in finance from Metropolitan State University of Denver and Master of Business Administration (MBA) in health care administration from Regis University in Denver. She most recently served as principal for Absolute Healthcare Management where she provided contract executive leadership services for operations management, business planning and implementation, systemwide project management, performance optimization, health care IT conversions and implementations, and change management.


“I am proud to have the opportunity to help improve access to the benefits of hospice care for those facing life-limiting illnesses in Denver,” said Leyba. “I look forward to serving the needs and fulfilling the expectations of our patients and their families.”


For more information about hospice services, please visit our Denver location page or call (720) 200-1036.