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Anthony A. Armada, FACHE

Anthony A. Armada, FACHE

Chief Executive, Swedish

Anthony A. “Tony” Armada is chief executive of Swedish Health Services. He has served on the Xavier University President Council and Graduate Program in Health Services Administration Advisory Board, and Michigan State University Dean’s Board of Advisors in the College of Natural Science. He serves as a mentor for the American College of Healthcare Executives and other resident/fellowship programs. He received his bachelor’s degree in human medicine-medical technology from Michigan State University, and his dual master’s degree in hospital administration and business administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Healthcare Executives Study Society.

Blog Posts by Anthony A. Armada, FACHE

Living our legacy

I officially joined Swedish as chief executive in November 2013. One of the many things that drew me to Swedish was its powerful legacy of innovation, care quality, and its focus on serving every member of our communities, regardless of their ability to pay.
 
Today, this legacy lives on through our team of dedicated caregivers, our leadership and our community partners. We challenge ourselves to think beyond the status quo to find the best outcomes for our patients.
 
It is an incredibly exciting time here at Swedish. During a period of unprecedented changes in the health care industry, I am proud to tell you that Swedish is stronger now than ever. Just a few years ago, our institution was stabilizing following significant financial challenges. Today, we are strongly positioned to continue delivering high quality, accessible care to the communities of Western Washington.
 
One of our most effective strategies for improving the health and well-being of those we serve is our affiliation with Providence Health & Services. I continue to hear questions about how the affiliation benefits Swedish and I want to provide you with specific examples of how the affiliation has strengthened our ability to serve more people across our communities, regardless of their ability to pay.

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