Feb. 13, 2017 — Change is constant in health care. As Marshall Medical
Center welcomes Brandon Tudor as its first Assistant Chief Operating Officer,
the hire shows an employer grooming its next generation of management
while adapting to changing times.
The El Dorado County health care provider expects high turnover –
the result of its Baby Boomer leaders hitting retirement age – to
reduce its executive ranks in the coming years. Tudor arrives to help
Marshall achieve in areas of quality, cost, and patient, staff and physician
satisfaction. For a 37 year old who’s already spent much of his
career in health care management, it’s an ideal scenario.
“That an organization was willing to create a position and be about
the future, that’s something that really appealed to me,”
he said. “I like how Marshall is focusing on process improvement.
(Marshall CEO) James Whipple knows every good organization needs to significantly
improve to stay on course.”
The move is significant for other personal reasons. Other than two years
(2006—2008) spent earning his MBA at UC Irvine, the Ohio native
has spent nearly all his professional life in the Washington, D.C. Beltway.
He arrives at Marshall after serving in three executive-level roles –
assistant vice president for access and administrative services, director
of patient care coordination for orthopedics and stroke and director of
access and business development – since 2010 at MedStar Health,
the D.C. area’s largest health care provider.
“He owns a wealth of experience,” Whipple said. “He’s
expressed a real interest in our community. He fits our culture.”
Tudor graduated with a degree in physics in 2002 from Miami (Ohio) University,
where he also minored in aeronautics. He was a Journey of Hope cyclist
in 2000, contributing to a cross country bicycle trip from San Francisco
to Washington, D.C., benefiting people with disabilities.
Marshall Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare
provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall Medical
Center includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility
with 125 beds in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron
Park, El Dorado Hills and Georgetown; and many community health and education
programs. Marshall has more than 200 physicians and 1,500 employees providing
quality healthcare services to more than 180,000 residents of El Dorado County.