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The leadership team has extensive first-hand experience in delivering the best care possible. They not only make an impact on the quality of care for the patients, but are the key difference for physicians that call Arise Healthcare their happy, professional home.
Chief Executive Officer, Arise Healthcare
Over the course of his 20 year-career, Shawn Strash has been recognized for his operational acumen, physician collaboration skills, strategic thinking and financial management.
In his current role at the helm of the Arise Healthcare system, Mr. Strash aims to bring Arise Healthcare’s various service lines together so the diverse entitles function in the most collaborative way possible.
Mr. Strash’s interest in the medical industry was first sparked when he spent five years serving in the Canadian Coast Guard – and enjoyed his role in delivering patients to doctors for medical attention.
Prior to joining Arise Healthcare, Mr. Strash most recently served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Services and Board Member for AMSURG Corp., which develops and operates outpatient surgery centers. Prior to that, he was CEO of a number of other hospitals, including: Paradise Valley Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, CEO of Oro Valley Hospital in Tuscon, Arizona, Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, Georgia, and Palmyra Medical Center in Albany, Georgia. He also spent 10 years with HCA, or Hospital Corporation of America, where he developed and operated 10 surgery centers and developed and started the sole free-standing pediatric surgery center in Atlanta for HCA’s Eastern Group and Southeast Divisions.
Mr. Strash received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Ottawa, holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Ottawa and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Born in Canada, Mr. Strash is the first generation Candian, born to post-World War II immigrants. He first moved to Texas after his brother raved about it, and subsequently met his wife in San Antonio. And as much as the pair loves Texas, they also enjoy traveling across the globe.