Chief Medical Officer

Patricia Howell, M.D., serves as the chief medical officer (CMO) for Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. In this role, Howell leads initiatives that support consistent clinical performance and physician excellence across the hospital.

Dr. Howell has an impressive background having served in various clinical and administrative leadership roles for over two decades. Most recently, Dr. Howell served as CMO of Porter Adventist Hospital, a 368-bed facility in Denver. In addition to administrative leadership experience, Dr. Howell, is an exceptional physician and astute business person. In 1999, she started her own Hospitalist practice at Swedish Medical Center, a 408-bed Level I Trauma and tertiary referral center, affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine Programs.

Dr. Howell completed undergraduate and medical school at the University of Nevada, Reno, and completed her residency at Swedish Medical Center.

Her childhood was spent on a Black Angus cattle ranch in Starr Valley, Nevada, just four hours southwest of Idaho Falls. She is married to Scott DelTufo and they have three children.