Tahoe Forest welcomes Ted Owens as executive director | SierraSun.com

Tahoe Forest welcomes Ted Owens as executive director

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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; On Monday, Tahoe Forest Health System announced the appointment of Ted Owens as executive director and director of strategic alliances for Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation.

and#8220;Tedand#8217;s role will assist us in moving our Health System forward in alignment with our strategic goals,and#8221; said Bob Schapper, Tahoe Forest chief executive officer, in a statement. and#8220;Our commitment continues to be offering excellence in health care, as we strive to be the Best Mountain Community Health System in the Nation.and#8221;

According to a press release, Owensand#8217; primary focus will be developing and nurturing strategic partnerships with various public and/or private organizations; cultivating an array of new relationships and seeking corporate sponsorships in conjunction with the TFHS Foundation Development Office, led by Martha Simon. Efforts and projects will be national, state and multi-county, according to the press release, encompassing both Placer and Nevada counties.

Owens will initially join Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation in a part-time position, officials said, while he completes his last year as Nevada Countyand#8217;s District 5 Supervisor, ending January 2013. On Nov. 29, Owens announced during a public appearance at Dragonfly restaurant in Truckee he would no run for re-election in 2012, in favor of accepting a role with Tahoe Forest.

and#8220;I have a very strong interest in continuing to serve our community in my new role as Executive Director and Director of Strategic Alliances for the Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation,and#8221; Owens said in a statement. and#8220;This is truly an honor and is a monumental time to join a health system that was recently acknowledged as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital nationwide.and#8221;