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Swenson Healthcare Selects Raymond Thompson as Executive Director

December 3, 2018

TACOMA, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 3, 2018--Swenson Healthcare, a clinical practice group dedicated to the care of patients in long term care facilities, announced today that Raymond Thompson is joining the management team as Executive Director, effective today.

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Ray Thompson, newly appointed Executive Director at Swenson Healthcare LLC (Photo: Business Wire)

Ray brings a wealth of experience accumulated over 25 years as an executive, administrator and clinician in long term care. He comes to Swenson Healthcare from Life Care Centers of America, one of the nation’s largest post-acute healthcare systems, where he held senior management positions for the past eleven years. Most recently, Ray served as Senior Executive Director for Life Care Center of Port Orchard and Cottesmore of Life Care. Ray also served as Life Care’s Division Vice President for the Northwest Division, where he was responsible for the overall operation of 29 facilities caring for over 2300 skilled nursing and rehabilitation patients daily. Through his active leadership and standardization of processes, Ray established and maintained a “4-star” average rating from CMS across his division. Ray started his career in healthcare as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the US Army.

Commenting on his new role, Thompson stated, “Swenson Healthcare has quickly developed a reputation as a new kind of post-acute care practice group, with a mission of community-based care focused solely on the patient. In my view, their approach represents the next frontier for long term care clinical practice, and I am excited to help lead this group into the next phase of development.”

Ray received his Graduate Certification in Long Term Healthcare Administration from the Texas State University. In 2011 Ray was honored by the American College of Healthcare Administrators (ACHCA) with their Facility Leadership Award. During his tenure with Life Care, Ray received both the President’s Award and Facility of the Year Award in recognition of his leadership and performance. Ray holds both a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Education and a Graduate Certification in Long Term Care Administration from Texas State University.

Founder and CEO Darren Swenson MD commented, “We are thrilled to have Ray on our fast-growing team, and we welcome him to Swenson Healthcare. Ray’s proven leadership and experience will provide us a solid operational platform to further develop our patient-centric model of care while we expand our scope of services throughout Washington state. Ray will create for Swenson Healthcare the infrastructure necessary to consistently deliver high quality patient care while setting the stage for our future expansion.”

About Swenson Healthcare:

Swenson Healthcare is a clinical practice group dedicated to serving long term 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 long term 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 long term care facilities and health plans in the state of Washington, or clinicians interested in a career with Swenson Healthcare, please email  info@swensonhealthcare.com.

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