Portland, OR – February 19, 2020 — The Oregon Clinic today announced Thomas Sanchez as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). After conducting a nationwide search, the physician-led organization chose Portland native Sanchez based on his extensive experience in healthcare management and specialty medicine. As CEO, Sanchez will collaborate with TOC’s physician management team, including Dr. Richard Jamison, President and Chair of the Board at The Oregon Clinic.
“Tom is a strategic thinker with a clear understanding of healthcare operations. He’s experienced the unique needs of specialty care and understands the importance of physician leadership,” said Dr. Jamison, President and Chair of the Board at The Oregon Clinic. “I’m honored to partner with him in leading our organization.”
Sanchez has more than 20 years of experience in health care systems management and operations. Most recently, Sanchez has served as Vice President and CEO of the Renown Health Medical Group in Nevada, overseeing a large medical group with multiple locations and a variety of specialty and primary care physicians. Prior to Renown, Sanchez spent nine years at The Vancouver Clinic in several leadership roles, most recently as Chief Operating Officer.
“The Oregon Clinic’s exceptional specialists and dedicated staff are highly respected throughout the region,” said Sanchez. “I’m looking forward to continuing The Oregon Clinic’s momentum and partnering with the physician leaders to make The Oregon Clinic the best it can be.”
The Oregon Clinic is a physician-owned multi-specialty medical provider. With more than 270 providers, The Oregon Clinic sees more than 240,000 patients each year at more than 60 locations in the Portland-metro area. Specialties at The Oregon Clinic include cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, radiation oncology, pulmonary and critical care medicine, urogynecology and much more. The Oregon Clinic celebrated its 25th anniversary last year.
Committed to being physician-owned and physician run, The Oregon Clinic has a unique organizational structure that depends on strong physician engagement and leadership throughout the organization. Physicians serve in leadership roles through an executive committee and board of directors. The Oregon Clinic’s shareholders recently voted on several leadership positions within the organization:
- Dr. James Regan, Gastroenterologist, was elected as an Executive Vice President and will serve a three-year term.
- Dr. Jordana Gaumond, General Surgeon, and Dr. Roger Wobig, Otolaryngologist, were re-elected to two-year terms on the Board.
- Dr. Matthew Solhjem, Radiation Oncologist, was elected to a two-year term on the Board.
Sanchez officially begins his role as CEO of The Oregon Clinic on March 16, 2020.