Swedish Edmonds hires new Vice President of Medical Affairs

September 01, 2015
Swedish Edmonds is excited to welcome a new Vice President of Medical Affairs, Sandeep Sachdeva, M.D. Dr. Sachdeva is a hospitalist, board certified in internal medicine as well as hospice and palliative care medicine. He will begin his role as Vice President of Medical Affairs (VPMA) on Sept. 8. Dr. Sachdeva takes on the position following the tenure of Timothy Roddy, M.D. who served as the hospital’s VPMA since 2007 and will continue on medical staff as a full-time urologist.

“We were blessed to have a wide range of very talented candidates for this position, and I am thrilled that the panels selected Sandeep to join the Swedish Edmonds team as the Vice President of Medical Affairs,” shared Jennifer Graves, Chief Executive Officer, Swedish Edmonds. “Dr. Sachdeva brings a unique and valued combination of business acumen, medical expertise, strong leadership and interpersonal skills and out-of-the-box thinking to this role. I am confident with his experience he will be a perfect fit for our leadership team and will be successful in ensuring our campus carries out our mission of improving the health and well-being of each patient we serve.”

As the new VPMA, Dr. Sachdeva will partner with the Swedish Edmonds chief executive and nurse executive on both strategy and operations and will focus on providing leadership and management support for all aspects of physician and provider practice. He will be responsible for further developing the quality, safety and patient experience programs with the medical staff and serve as a key communication link with both independent and employed physicians that are associated with the campus.

In addition to his role as the Edmonds VPMA, Dr. Sachdeva has been actively involved throughout Swedish as a physician advisor for utilization and case management; chief of medicine at First Hill, Cherry Hill, Issaquah and Ballard; physician authenticator for the Global Trigger Tool at First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard and Issaquah; a member of the Swedish Medical Group Human Resources Committee; and chair of the Delirium Steering Committee for Swedish.

The next few months will be a transition period for Dr. Sachdeva who will finish his clinical work at Swedish in Seattle and then begin his clinical position as a hospitalist in Edmonds in conjunction with his new VPMA role. This full-time focus at the campus will allow for immersion and rapid integration into the teams.