DENVER — Spectrum Retirement Communities has hired John Holcomb as medical advisor.
In his role at Denver-based Spectrum, Holcomb will review and provide recommendations on all resident care policies and procedures and providing insight and expertise on resident care, safety, injury prevention and emergency preparedness programs.
Holcomb is an internationally known trauma and acute care surgeon. He is a retired U.S. Army colonel, and has received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Trauma Resuscitation Science from the American Heart Association, the United States Special Operations Command Medal, and the Service Award from the American College of Surgery.
In 2008, Holcomb joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston as a professor of surgery and in 2019 moved his clinical and research effort to the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Holcomb serves as a board member for Zibrio, which markets the SmartScale that measures physical balance seeking to prevent falls in older adults. Spectrum has entered into a unique relationship with Zibrio and has a goal of reducing resident falls by 10 percent across the portfolio within one year.