Atlanta, GA – Core Clinical Partners is proud to announce Dr. Rachel E. Thompson, MD, MPH, SFHM, FACP will join Core as Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Thompson, who has been working closely with Core as a consultant while serving as the Chief Medical Officer at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and Health District and as Immediate Past President of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), brings a wealth of experience and insight to the role.
“Dr. Thompson’s depth of expertise and people-first approach to management align perfectly with Core’s mission and values,” said Core CEO Dr. Boykin Robinson. “Her insight will be invaluable as we continue to grow into new markets, expand our services, and support our hospital partners in delivering exceptional patient care.”
In her new role, Dr. Thompson aims to enhance Core’s commitment to quality healthcare delivery across all its systems. She also plans to visit each system partner to gain a deeper understanding of their unique challenges and opportunities.
“Actively listening and engaging in learning are essential to prevent assumptions about the unique requirements of each site,” Dr. Thompson explained. “I’m eager to understand each of them, get to know the people working in these locations, and learn from the entire team. This approach will help tailor our strategies to meet the specific needs of each health system we partner with.”
Dr. Thompson’s appointment comes at a time when Core is poised to build on its significant growth in EM and HM physician services. Her leadership will play a crucial role in guiding the company’s strategic direction, enhancing Core’s strong culture, and supporting health system clinical teams and process improvements across the country.
With a career spanning over two decades, Dr. Thompson has demonstrated exceptional skill in developing successful teams and integrating fiscal accountability with resource stewardship in various healthcare settings. Her recent role as Chief Medical Officer at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and Health District, starting in 2021, saw her leading a significant turnaround of the Public Health District. Her achievements include enhancing primary care offerings, redesigning the care model for a Critical Access Hospital, launching an Urgent Care facility, and implementing a comprehensive Quality Program.
Previously, Dr. Thompson was the Regional Executive Medical Director of the Acute Care Services Division at Swedish Health Services (2019-2021). Here, she led the division across multiple hospitals, developing a regional team and approach to acute care delivery.
Among her first initiatives, Dr. Thompson will focus on developing a leadership community within Core. This community will consist of around 30 clinical leaders, Medical Directors, and other professionals identified as having potential for leadership development. Dr. Thompson elaborated, “We will create a teams-based community, offering interactive and didactic opportunities for our leaders. This platform will allow them to discuss their challenges and successes, fostering a culture of learning and collaboration across Core.”
Dr. Thompson holds an Executive Master of Public Health from the University of Washington (2014), and a Doctor of Medicine from the same institution (2000). She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Society of Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Thompson’s career is marked by her commitment to improving patient care and health system operations. Her experience in both public health and acute care settings, combined with her leadership in professional organizations, positions her as a respected voice in the field of hospital medicine and healthcare management.