New Leadership at Swedish Medical Center

Friday, January 27, 2017 General News
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Ryan Simpson Named COO

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthONE's Swedish Medical Center is

pleased to announce Ryan Simpson has been named the new Chief Operating Officer, effective February 13, 2017. Simpson will transition from his current role as COO at The Medical Center
of Aurora (TMCA) to Swedish Medical Center, HealthONE's only Level 1 Trauma Center.

"Swedish is one of the fastest growing facilities in the Rocky Mountain Region," said Simpson. "To be a part of a rapidly expanding medical staff and hospital facility is very exciting."

The 408-bed hospital has more than 2,000 employees, 1,300 physicians, and cares for over 200,000 patients annually. The first hospital to be named a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. Swedish just opened 18 additional neuro critical care beds in January. Swedish also opened The Burn and Reconstructive Centers of Colorado at Swedish Medical Center with a dedicated burn Critical Care Unit that specializes in burn care for patients of any age allowing parents and children to be treated in the same facility.

"There are big plans for Swedish in 2017 and beyond," said Hammett. "In line with our tradition of innovation, we will continue to grow our footprint of access points and the subspecialty offerings of what is already a deeply subspecialized facility. Ryan is a seasoned executive and he will play an integral role in our development."

Simpson has been with HCA since 2010 and during his time at TMCA, Simpson has led numerous development, construction and renovation projects across campus totaling over $70 million. Among the projects were the renovation of TMCA's perioperative services, intensive care unit, emergency departments, Saddle Rock ER, and the establishment of a behavioral health campus. 

An active member in the community, Simpson serves as the Chairman of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce and serves as the leader of the HealthONE COO Council. Simpson has a Master's in both Business Administration and Health Administration from University of Alabama and received his Bachelors from the Birmingham-Southern College. He and his wife, Johanna, have two children, and enjoy skiing and cycling.

About SwedishSwedish Medical Center serves as the Rocky Mountain Region's referral center for neurotrauma and as the region's first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, a recognized leader in the most advanced stroke care. An acute care hospital with 408 licensed beds. Swedish is located in the south metro Denver area, has two free standing ERs and one CareNow Urgent Care location. Annually, Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of 2,000 dedicated employees, 500 volunteers and more than 1,300 physicians.

About The Medical Center of AuroraThe Medical Center of Aurora, the first community hospital in the Denver Metro area to receive two-time Magnet designation for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), is a 346-bed acute care hospital located in Aurora, Colorado. The Medical Center of Aurora is comprised of six campuses in Aurora and Centennial, Colo., including the Main Campus, located at Interstate 225 and Mississippi, the North Campus Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, Centennial Medical Plaza, Saddle Rock ER, Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital and a medical office building at Green Valley Ranch. The Main Campus facility is a Level II Trauma Center with Primary Stroke Certification and Chest Pain Center accreditation, serving the eastern metro area and I-70 corridor. The Medical Center of Aurora received 'A' grades from The Leapfrog Group (Fall 2015, Fall 2016), was named Colorado's only 2016 Leapfrog Top General Hospital, was recognized as the #4 hospital in the Denver metro area and the #4 hospital in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015), and was one of only nine hospitals in the country to receive the Lantern Award for Excellence in Emergency Room Care by the Emergency Nurses Association (2013).

About HealthONEHealthONE is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with more than 10,000 employees.  As part of the HealthONE family, The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital work together to provide a higher level of care.  In addition, our family of services includes seven hospital free-standing emergency departments and numerous ambulatory surgery centers, CareNow urgent care and occupational medicine clinics, physician practices, imaging centers, and AIRLIFE-DENVER, which provides critical care air and ground transportation across a 10-state region.


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