Carondelet Health Network has announced the addition of Dr. Donald Denmark to its senior leadership team in the role of Chief Medical Officer at Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital, effective Jan. 10. He will serve as a liaison with the medical staff and
administration in all facets of medical staff affairs and hospital operations.
Denmark comes to Carondelet from the Bay Area after more than two decades of distinguished leadership in healthcare administration, research, academics and family medical practice. Previously, he served as vice president medical affairs of NorthBay Healthcare Group in Solano County, Calif., where he provided expertise on medical staff affairs, healthcare delivery issues, clinical informatics and oversight of its Disease Management Division.
Denmark also served as medical director for NorthBay’s Managed Care Plans, a role that included oversight of the Case Management, Utilization Management and Quality Assurance departments. In addition, he spent 13 years with Integris Health in Oklahoma City, where he served as both medical director and director of clinical
research for the Physician Services division.
“Dr. Denmark will be a wonderful addition to our leadership team. His vast knowledge of medical affairs is integral to our collaboration with our physician partners,” said Odette Bolano, Carondelet St. Joseph’s chief executive officer. “His solid background in utilization and case management will be a key component in our commitment to elevate Carondelet St. Joseph’s to a tertiary facility, where Southern Arizonans can feel confident that all their specialty care needs can be met with the highest quality care.”
Dr. Denmark received his medical education and early training in Canada. He earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, and completed a rotating internship and family practice residency at University of Western Ontario/St. Joseph’s Hospital, London, Ontario. Board-certified in Canada and the U.S., he is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. Denmark also earned a Masters of Medical Management from Tulane University earlier this year.