Mark S. Ammons

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October 24,2018
LCDR Mark Sayre Ammons, USN (Ret) died on October 24, 2018 after a bout with cancer. He was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan, graduated JW Sexton High School and attended Michigan State University. Prior to graduation, Mark enlisted in the U.S. Navy and became a Special Operations Technician (Recon Corpsman with the Marines. He served one tour, completed his MSU Bachelor's Degree, and then returned for another tour with the Recon Marines. He was commissioned as a Medical Service Corp officer and served in a multitude of positions within Navy Medicine prior to completing an MBA from the University of Michigan. Upon graduation, he was assigned to Navy Healthcare Contracting for BUMED and then assigned to build Tricare contracts across the United States. Apon retirement, Mark fulfilled positions in numerous health insurance companies, leading IT and Operational groups, as well as working to build one of the first, stand-alone, business process improvement departments within an integrated healthcae delivery system. He spent a few years consulting with healthcare and was the VP of Operations for J3Global, and IT and Operational staffing company.
His passion throughout life was to ensure patients that needed medical treatment could recieve it and afford it, using data to improve efficiency and reduce healthcare cost in a number of delivery and payment systems.
Mark had been an avid (not good) golfer, loving the game for its mental and physical challenge. He has built numerous small structures and enjoyed creating stained glass art. Mark was active as a volunteer with Rescue Missions in multiple states and with the national organization in SCORE. He has also worked to support churches which he attended. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kristine Strom Ammons and his sister, Tracie Jan Filipich.
A celebration of life will be heald 11/9/18 at 1:00 at Woodmen Valley Chapel, Rockrimmon Campus, 290 E. Woodmen Rd. In lieu on flowers, please consider making a donation to Colorado Springs Rescue Mission: Highlands Camp, Allenspark CO or .

Published in The Gazette on Oct. 31, 2018
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