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HCA/HealthONE’s Swedish Medical Center Welcomes New Chief Medical Officer

Monique Butler, MD, MBA, brings extensive experience creating hospital operational and quality improvements.

HCA/HealthONE’s Swedish Medical Center Welcomes New Chief Medical Officer
Englewood, CO, August 23, 2018 --( After a national search, Monique Butler, MD, MBA, has been selected as the Chief Medical Officer for Swedish Medical Center, a 408 bed level 1 trauma center located in Englewood, Colorado. Dr. Butler has extensive experience creating hospital operational and quality improvements; and is very committed to the delivery of providing excellent care with every patient (and family) with every encounter.

Dr. Butler joins Swedish from the Children’s Hospital of Michigan/Detroit Medical Center, where she was the Chief Operating Officer. Previously she held positions as the Chief Medical Officer at Detroit Receiving Hospital and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

Highlights of Dr. Butler’s achievements include reducing readmission rates by 14%, reducing hospital acquired infection rates by 31% and improving the use of ED sepsis bundles resulting in a 13% reduction in sepsis excess days. Additionally at Sinai-Grace Hospital she created a high reliability organization and implemented a Just Culture, while receiving a Tenet Top Hospital award for Most Improved Physician Satisfaction. Under Dr. Butler’s leadership at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan the team was able to achieve significant improvement in operational efficiency and performance excellence metrics in operating room turn-around-time, emergency department throughput and patient satisfaction.

Dr. Butler was voted A Woman of Excellence in STEM careers in Michigan, was recognized as one of Michigan Chronicle’s 40 under 40, and most recently was identified in Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 50 great African American leaders in healthcare to know in the nation. “I’m excited to join the leadership team at Swedish Medical Center,” said Dr. Butler. “It is an honor to be working alongside a team who provides the highest level of quality and the best care possible.”

A board-certified internist, Dr. Butler graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and received her medical training at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the Detroit Medical Center where she was chief medical resident of internal medicine, and president of the resident council at Sinai-Grace Hospital. Dr. Butler also completed a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee Physician Executive MBA program and holds a clinical assistant professorship appointment at Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is Lean Six Sigma certified in Health Care, a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Butler is very active in the community. Her volunteer work includes serving on the Advisory Board for the American Heart Association, Metro Detroit Chapter; as Vice President for the Benjamin Carson High School of Sciences and Medicine Advisory Board; on the Neighborhood Services Organization Board of Governors; the University of Michigan’s School of Kinesiology Board of Governors; and the Detroit Medical Society Board of Governors. She is the co-founder of the Young Doctors of Detroit program, the founder of The Women Physicians Network, and was the Executive Chair for the Greater Detroit Area Health Council and Cardiac Prevention Program. In her spare time, Dr. Butler enjoys traveling, watching movies and spending time with her husband, Steven and their daughter, Brooke.

About Swedish

Swedish Medical Center, part of HCA’s HealthONE, is located in the south metro Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 110 years. An acute care hospital with 408 licensed beds, annually Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of approximately 2,000 dedicated employees, 300 volunteers and 1,400 physicians.

With stroke door to treatment times averaging just 20 minutes, Swedish serves as the Rocky Mountain Region’s referral center for the most advanced stroke treatment, and was the state’s first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. Swedish also serves as the region’s neurotrauma and orthopedic trauma provider and is the area’s only level I trauma facility with a dedicated burn and reconstructive center. Over 150 facilities regularly transfer highly complex cases to Swedish.

Swedish Medical Center offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty including adult and pediatric emergency, heart care, neurology/neurosurgery, pregnancy and childbirth, orthopedics and joint replacement, cancer care, gastroenterology and liver care, gynecology and urology. Additional information about the hospital is available at
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Swedish Medical Center
Kara Hamersky
(303) 817-5708

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