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Pacific Northwest Health System Names SVP & Physician Group President

FSP Leaders, an affiliate of FaithSearch Partners, is pleased to announce that its client, MultiCare Health System (MHS), has selected David Carlson, D.O., to be its next Senior Vice President, Provider Enterprises and President, MultiCare Medical Associates.

In this critical role, Carlson will report to the President/CEO of MHS and assumes overall accountability and oversight for physician and provider-related operations and business ventures throughout the system. He will be responsible for MHS’s Clinically Integrated Network organizations as well as for the system’s residencies and the emerging Virtual Care/E-Care strategies. In addition, he will be responsible for overall leadership of 800-provider MultiCare Medical Associates, as well as the Urgent Care and Occupational Health Business units and their performance improvement.

“David is an exceptional candidate having extensive expertise and an accomplished history as a healthcare executive and physician leader,” said Ed Fry, President of FSP Leaders and FaithSearch Partners. “With his insight and experience, he will help guide Multicare Health System to the next level of excellence in patient care and help shape high quality healthcare in the region area for the next generation.”

With 27 years experience as a physician leader, Carlson most recently served as Chief Physician Executive for Hospital Sisters Health System in Springfield, Illinois. Prior to that, he served as Chief Medical Officer for Conemaugh Health System in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He holds a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a master’s degree of business administration from Alvernia College, and a bachelor’s degree of science from Pennsylvania State University.

MultiCare Health System is a seven-hospital, regional, not-for-profit integrated health system based in Tacoma, Washington.  With more than 15,000 employees and generating more than $2.5 billion in annual revenue, MHS enjoys a long and proud history of operating profitably while providing quality care to the South Puget Sound Region, one of the largest and fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the U.S.  It now owns and operates two hospitals in the eastern Washington city of Spokane.

MultiCare Medical Associates is the physician and advanced practice provider employment vehicle for MHS and employs 800-plus physicians and advanced practice providers.  There also continues to be a robust community physician component within the system.  More than 2,300 physicians (employed and community) are part of a growing, clinically integrated network.

FSP Leaders is one of the ten largest healthcare executive search firms.  Based in Texas but with seven additional locations in the U.S., it was founded more than ten years ago.

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