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VANCOUVER, Wash. – PeaceHealth announced that Scott Foster, MD, has been named chief executive for PeaceHealth Medical Group.
Foster joined PeaceHealth in 2014 as the system medical director for Specialty Care and served in a variety of leadership roles over the past eight years. Foster has demonstrated his leadership skills as the interim chief executive for the medical group over the past several months, while simultaneously leading growth in PeaceHealth’s service lines and clinically integrated network, enabling our ability to respond to the call to create value for the patients and communities we serve.
“With our patients squarely at the center of our decisions, I’m looking forward to deepening our efforts to care for our communities. We will relentlessly strengthen our identity as the group known for its deep expertise and exceptional relationships,” said Foster. “PeaceHealth Medical Group will continue to collaborate across the whole healthcare system, constantly finding ways to improve health and better care for people where they live, work and play.
Born and raised in the UK, Foster attended medical school in Glasgow, Scotland. After initially starting a surgical residency, he switched career focus to emergency medicine, which he practiced in Scotland and New Zealand. After earning his master’s degree in Public Health, Health Services Policy and Administration, from Oregon State University, Foster served in multiple director and executive positions with Providence Health & Services in Oregon prior to joining PeaceHealth.
Foster is based at PeaceHealth’s system office in Vancouver, Washington.
About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.