A national leader in hospital medicine and current President of the Board of Directors for SHM, Thompson will support hospital and emergency medicine programs for Core partners
Seattle, WA—Core Clinical Partners today announced that Rachel Thompson, MD, MPH, SFHM, has joined the company as President of Clinical Services. Thompson is a nationally recognized leader in hospital medicine with 19 years of experience developing strong and successful teams within and across health systems.
“Out of the many organizations around the country where Rachel could choose to serve as a clinical leader, we are so pleased that she has decided to join Core Clinical Partners,” said Core CEO Dr. Boykin Robinson. “We have worked with Rachel off and on over the past year as Core has grown into new markets, and it was abundantly clear that she would be an outstanding asset for our hospital partners and a great fit for our group. She has a data-driven and analytical approach to improving hospital operations, and a forward-thinking, collaborative mentality that will help put Core at the forefront of excellence in hospital and emergency medicine.”
Thompson has spent nearly two decades in leadership positions at health systems in the West and Pacific Northwest, where she has been a change agent for system quality and value improvement. Most recently, she was Regional Executive Medical Director for the Acute Care Division of Swedish Health Services, covering service lines across five hospitals and two community emergency departments. While with Swedish, she served as System Co-Chair for the Acute Care Clinical Performance Group at Providence St Joseph Health, the 3rd-largest nonprofit health system in the United States.
In 2003, Thompson pioneered an inpatient medicine program for a level-one trauma center at the University of Washington. She spent 13 years developing, refining and improving processes and programs in hospital medicine for the UW. In 2009 she joined the inaugural class of Fellows in Hospital Medicine, a designation granted by the Society of Hospital Medicine.
From 2015 to 2019, Thompson was a Hospital Medicine Chief for the University of Nebraska Medical Center & Nebraska Medicine, which has more than 1,000 affiliated physicians and serves patients from all 50 states. She holds a B.A. in biology and psychology from Amherst College and attended medical school at University of Washington, where she also earned a Master’s in Public Health.
Thompson has published 27 peer-review articles and 68 book chapters. She has more than 60 presentations to regional, national, and international audiences. In 2017, she was named one of the country’s top 10 hospitalists by the American College of Physicians. Currently, she serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Society of Hospital Medicine.