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Sweetwater Hospital Association is Regionalizing

Monday, June 7th, 2021 | Uncategorized | No Comments

“Sweetwater Hospital Association is the hospital for Monroe County and should be the primary place for patients to receive comprehensive care.” – Ian McFadden, CEO

Ian McFadden, D. Sc., CEO, is an experienced, senior level healthcare and business executive with an accomplished background of leading and providing transformative change for over 35 years. Dr. McFadden, who is originally from Tuskegee, Alabama, comes to Sweetwater from Melbourne, Florida. He has an extensive background in hospital leadership having previously served as CEO of the Methodist Hospitals in Gary, Indiana and CEO of Roseland Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He worked extensively with rural and community-based hospitals and is uniquely qualified to take on the challenges here at Sweetwater Hospital Association.

Dr. Ian McFadden, CEO

Dr. McFadden is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, received numerous recognitions from various healthcare organizations, and lectured nationally at several conferences. Dr. McFadden holds a Doctorate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as well as Master’s Degrees from UAB and the University of Memphis. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Alabama. Dr. McFadden served on Boards of various community agencies at the local and regional level including: the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, United Way, The Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and the Alzheimer’s Association. Dr. McFadden, who prefers to be called Ian (yon), is married to Angela and they have three children. In his spare time, he enjoys music, fishing, and other outdoor recreational sports.

Ian’s first goal is to regionalize Sweetwater Hospital Association because he believes patients should not have to travel to receive quality care. Ian is dedicated to recruiting highly skilled physicians and providing more state-of-the-art equipment for Monroe and surrounding counties to keep up with the demand in our community. Within the first 21 weeks of Ian’s tenure as the Chief Executive Officer of Sweetwater Hospital Association, he established a Women’s Health Clinic in Vonore, an Urgent Care Clinic in Vonore, and ordered the following new equipment: infant warmers, a digital phone system, a portable x-ray machine, a DEXA bone density scanner, and a 3-D mammography unit.

Furthermore, Ian is very passionate about Sweetwater Hospital Association being involved in the community. Employees are encouraged to, and compensated for, participating in community outreach activities. Recently, Sweetwater Hospital staff members volunteered to help vaccinate over 2,600 community members at the Sweetwater Hospital Association sponsored mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics, a Monroe County Health Department vaccination clinic for the Monroe County School System, and volunteered to give out post-run snacks to the Sweetwater Valley Knoxville Marathon runners.

“As the new CEO, I want to sincerely thank you for the warm welcome to not only this hospital, but the community, as well. One of my goals as Chief Executive Officer is to make Sweetwater Hospital Association the #1 hospital in this region. Being the only hospital in Monroe County, we feel it is our obligation to be the primary destination for all patients to receive a full service and comprehensive health care delivery experience. As we continue to grow, please use our “Contact Us” form on our website to let us know about your experience at our organization and what you feel Sweetwater Hospital can do for you in the future.”

Lastly, Sweetwater Hospital Association is announcing the start of our Road to 5-Star hospital campaign. Recently, Sweetwater Hospital Association was the only freestanding hospital in East Tennessee to score 4 out of 5 stars on Medicare’s Hospital Overall and Patient Satisfaction Rating. The overall hospital rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the United States. When you are able to plan ahead, this is a critical tool for patients to compare overall hospital ratings and can provide a starting point for comparing a hospital to others locally and nationwide. Ian is dedicated to having Sweetwater Hospital Association become a 5-star hospital for YOU. This campaign includes training for hospital staff, new policies, and much more! Sweetwater Hospital Association wants you to know we are here to serve you. With our highly skilled team of physicians and staff, we are dedicated to providing quality care to you and your family.

Sweetwater Hospital Association

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