CommonSpirit Health Announces Chief Executive Officers for two Colorado Springs Hospitals

June 12, 2024

Kristi Olson to serve as CEO of Penrose Hospital and Gina Temple to serve as CEO of St. Francis Hospital

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) June 12, 2024 – CommonSpirit Health is pleased to announce Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) for two Colorado Springs Hospitals. Kristi Olson will serve as CEO for Penrose Hospital, effective June 16, 2024, and Gina Temple will serve as CEO of St. Francis Hospital, effective June 30, 2024.

Olson, who has served as the interim CEO since October 2023, brings more than 20 years of health care experience to Penrose Hospital. She is well versed in the complex and competitive forces in this market and has made relationship building with employees and providers a key pillar of her leadership.

In addition to her role as interim CEO, Olson has also served as Market Chief Operating Officer for Penrose and St. Francis and previously served as CEO of St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City.

Olson earned her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Magna cum Laude. Additionally, she earned her Bachelor of Science at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Gina Temple, PhD, RN, FACHE, will serve as CEO of St. Francis Hospital. She is a board-certified hospital administrator with more than 30 years of experience. Temple has built a reputation for increasing market dominance by revitalizing facilities and upholding exceptional patient standards.

Temple previously served as Chief Executive Officer of HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital in Tampa, Florida. While there, she launched Inpatient Rehabilitation Services; expanded the Emergency Room from 19 to 44 bays; improved physician engagement by 30.7% and increased their Leapfrog rating from a B to A.

Prior to joining HCA, Temple spent three years with Baptist Health System (Tenet) in San Antonio, serving in several executive roles, including CEO of Mission Trail Baptist Hospital. Prior to Mission Trail, she served as the Texas Group Chief Operating Officer as well as the Chief Operating Officer of North Central Baptist Hospital.

Temple earned her PhD in Applied Management & Decision Sciences from Walden University, Master of Public Administration from University of West Florida, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of South Alabama.

We are excited to welcome these new leaders and believe they will use their gifts and talents to further our healing ministry in Southern Colorado and beyond.



CommonSpirit Health is a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 by Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. The Mountain Region includes 20 hospitals, 240 physician practices and clinics, emergency and urgent care centers, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado. With its national office in Chicago and a team of over 175,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit operates 142 hospitals and more than 2,200 care sites across 24 states. In FY 2022, CommonSpirit had revenues of $33.9 billion and provided $4.9 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs. Learn more at