The Shingletown Medical Center’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has appointed Tami Fraser, as CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of the clinic effective immediately. Previous CEO, Carolyn Hopkins announced her retirement plans in early May and Ms. Fraser had been appointed Interim CEO the 1st of August.
“We are very excited to have Tami officially take over the position,” stated Lorene Jefferson, SMC Board Chairman. “The SMC Board of Directors conducted an extensive search looking for the best candidate to lead the Shingletown Medical Center and after evaluating numerous resumes and interviews, Tami rose to the top of the list. Throughout her career, Tami has demonstrated strong leadership and management skills, spearheading numerous improvements in program performance, and championing innovative approaches to meet our patients’ needs. She has proven to possess an inspirational and unwavering commitment to assisting not only our patients but also our employees; which directly aligns with SMC’s core values and mission.” Ms. Jefferson went on to say, “Tami has been with the medical center for over 20 years and has seen and experienced the numerous changes in the health care industry. Her wealth of knowledge and financial expertise will be greatly utilized during the upcoming changes in the medical industry.”
Tami’s greatest challenge during her Interim CEO position was completing the renovation project that was initiated during the early spring. The building received a new metal panel roof, thanks to The McConnell Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation. For the remainder of the project, SMC applied for a loan through the California Health Facilities Financing Authority. From this the center received new paint on the exterior and interior of the building, and new floor coverings throughout. “It was quite a challenge to take on this responsibility and hold down both positions (COO and Interim CEO) at the same time,” said Tami. “It was with the steadfast efforts from the SMC staff that we were able to pull this off with a closure time of less than eight working days. I am so proud of our staff and ecstatic to take over the position of Chief Executive Officer at the medical center.” Tami went on to say, “we have a great team here and I look forward to many more years working to make SMC the Patient Centered Health Home that the Shingletown community can be proud of.
Shingletown Medical Center is committed to meeting the current and evolving community needs by providing exceptional primary and behavioral health care and related services to the residents and visitors of Shingletown and surrounding rural communities, including the underserved.
For further information please contact:
Patti Allison, Development Officer
Shingletown Medical Center
530-474-3390 ext. 333