Washington post-acute practice group responds to rising demand for its services
Swenson Healthcare, a clinical practice group dedicated to the care of patients in post-acute care facilities, announced today the addition of two senior managers to newly created positions on the executive team, effective immediately.
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Sara Walden (Photo: Business Wire)
Sara Walden RN joins the group as Chief Nursing Officer. Sara has deep experience in geriatric nursing and administration. She has spent the past six years with Life Care Centers of America in increasingly senior positions, most recently as Director of Nursing at Life Care Center in Port Orchard, WA. In this newly created position, Sara oversees development of clinical programs designed to measure and improve the quality of patient care in the facilities served by the group’s clinical team. Under Sara’s supervision, Swenson Healthcare will be initiating new clinical initiatives in areas such as antibiotic stewardship, antipsychotic reduction, opioid reduction and fall prevention, designing methods and procedures to be scaled and deployed to all Swenson Healthcare facility clients in Washington state.
Founder and CEO Darren Swenson MD commented, “In our first year of operation we quickly learned of Sara’s reputation as a highly effective manager and skilled professional. At Swenson Healthcare we have a passion for delivering high quality care that is thoroughly documented and measured to enable a successful transition of care. Sara lives this philosophy every day. She is an ideal fit for our practice group, and we welcome her to the organization.”
Dahan Pham, CPA, MBA, CMA has been selected as Chief Financial Officer. Dahan brings over 18 years of management experience in accounting, finance, information systems and operations in a variety of industries. In her new position, Dahan will focus on bolstering the financial and reporting infrastructure with the goal of supporting and promoting the effective delivery of patient care from the group’s clinical staff. Dahan will provide leadership in areas such as forecasting, budgeting, process improvement, reporting and analysis. Her prior senior management experience includes Kiel Mortgage, SEFNCO Communications and Cascadia International Corp.
“Dahan brings a combination of skills and background in finance and IT perfectly suited to creating a platform that is both sustainable and scalable,” said Dr. Swenson. He continued to note, “Everything we do at Swenson Healthcare is about delivering quality care to our patients, so we are designing systems for our clinicians to provide excellent care while we rapidly expand our patient base throughout communities in Washington state. Dahan’s expertise will help us continue on our path of continuous improvement in the service of our patients.”
About Swenson Healthcare:
Swenson Healthcare is a clinical practice group dedicated to serving post-acute care patients throughout Washington state. With over twenty years’ experience as a physician executive, triple-board certified founder Darren Swenson MD is deeply committed to the community-based care of patients in the post-acute care setting. Swenson Healthcare’s mission is to ensure that the patient receives excellent quality care, both today and in the future, whether the patient transitions to home or to another facility. For enquiries from post-acute facilities and health plans in the state of Washington, or clinicians interested in a career with Swenson Healthcare, please email email@example.com.