Carondelet Health Network proudly announces the addition of Dr. Donald Denmark to its Senior Leadership Team in the role of Chief Medical Officer at Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital as of January 10, 2011. He will serve as a liaison with the medical staff and administration is all facets of medical staff affairs and hospital operations.

Dr. 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, Dr. Denmark served as Vice President Medical Affairs of NorthBay Healthcare Group in Solano County, California since 2006, where he provided expertise on medical staff affairs, healthcare delivery issues, clinical informatics and oversight of its Disease Management Division. Dr. 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, and 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. 

His many awards and honors include recognition by the Consumer’s Research Council of America as one of America’s Top Family Doctors from 2002-2003, and he was honored as Teacher of the Year for Great Plains Family Practice Residency Program for 2004-2005.

Carondelet Health Network, located in Tucson, Arizona, is a Catholic, nonprofit health care system dedicated to responding to the health care needs of Southern Arizonans. With a Mission to Heal, Carondelet was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet 130 years ago. Carondelet Health Network facilities include Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital, Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital, Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute and Carondelet Neurological Institute on the campus of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson and Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital in Nogales, Arizona. Other Carondelet services include nearly fourteen Carondelet Medical Group primary care locations, three Carondelet Specialist Group offices, an ambulatory surgery center and various outpatient services. Carondelet Health Network is a ministry of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic, non-profit health care system. In Fiscal Year 2010, Carondelet provided nearly $50 million (8.3 percent of its net revenue) in Community Benefit to improve the health of our community and increase access to health care. More information about Carondelet Health Network is available at www.carondelet.org.