MountainView Hospital
June 19, 2014

Las Vegas, NV — MountainView Hospital is pleased to announce that Darren Swenson, MD has been named as the hospital's Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Swenson currently works as the Director of Medical Affairs – Nevada for IPC – The Hospitalist Company, rounding on patients and coordinating hospitalist coverage among more than 50 IPC providers across more than 20 facilities in Las Vegas. Dr. Swenson is a seasoned physician executive who is passionate and energetic about healthcare, quality and safety, caring for patients and improving the patient experience. He is currently enrolled at Thomas Jefferson University working on the completion of his Masters of Science in Healthcare, Quality, and Safety Management. He also is an innovator and entrepreneur, having founded several successful businesses during his career.

Dr. Swenson is the founding partner and past Chief Executive Officer/Chief Medical Officer at Optima Credentialing, a web based platform for provider credentialing, licensing, data repository, reporting package, and Credentialing Verification Organization (CVO) services for health plans and facilities based on NCQA and TJC guidelines. Dr. Swenson also was the CEO and founding partner of Total Care Management Associates (TCMA), which worked to improve quality and access to healthcare through implementation of standardized hospitalist programs and delivery care models integrating case management and evidenced based guidelines. TCMA and its operations across five states were later acquired by IPC in 2008.

In addition to his entrepreneurial background, Dr. Swenson was the Senior Medical Director with Inpatient Physicians Network of Nevada, prior to which he was the Medical Director for Inpatient Physicians Network of Arizona. Additionally, Dr. Swenson has served as an Associate Professor at South University in Savannah, Georgia.

Dr. Swenson has published numerous articles in industry journals, including the Southern Medical Journal and Orthopedics. He is a co-author of several poster and podium presentations at industry conferences. Dr. Swenson received his Bachelor of Science and Medical Degree from Ross University School of Medicine. His internship in general surgery and residency in internal medicine were at Memorial Health University Medical Center, in Savannah Georgia.

Dr. Swenson's first day will be July 1, 2014.

About MountainView Hospital

MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas, one of the fastest growing areas in the Valley. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital (MVH) is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996. The hospital is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children's Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.

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