|[March 12, 2013]
Willamette Dental Group Promotes Kristen Simmons as Chief Operating Officer
HILLSBORO, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Kristen Simmons, MHA, BSDH, RDH was recently promoted to Chief Operating
Officer of Willamette Dental Group. In this new role, Simmons will
oversee all operations for the family of companies that make up
Willamette Dental Group, which provides a combination of dental care
services, dental insurance, and business management and administrative
services in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
Kristen Simmons, MHA, BSDH, RDH - new Chief Operating Officer of Willamette Dental Group (Photo: Business Wire)
Prior to this promotion, Simmons led Clinical Strategy & Development for
the company, most recently as Vice President of Strategy & Professional
Development. She has been involved in clinical leadership for the
company since 1994. With this proven leadership experience, Simmons will
ensure a corporate focus on achieving Willamette Dental Group's mission
to deliver proactive patient care through a partnership with our
patients to stopthe disease-repair cycle by mean of evidence-based
methods of prevention and treatment.
As a registered dental hygienist, Simmons brings an extensive clinical
background to the Operations of Willamette Dental Group. After
practicing as a dental hygienist for over 10 years in dental practices
throughout Illinois, Texas and Oregon, Simmons earned a Bachelors degree
in dental hygiene from Eastern Washington University and a Masters
degree in Healthcare Administration from Pacific University.
The vision of Willamette Dental Group to be the dental provider of
choice is what led Dr. Eugene Skourtes, President & CEO, and the
company's executive team to choose a clinician to drive the company's
Operations strategy and implementation.
"Willamette Dental Group is a dental practice first and foremost. We are
a dental practice with insurance, marketing and administrative groups
included. With this in mind, it is my vision that Willamette Dental
Group will be the employer and provider of choice." - Eugene Skourtes,
DMD, President, CEO.
Simmons will lead Willamette Dental Group's operations from the
corporate offices in Hillsboro, Oregon.
"I am very excited to support Dr. Skourtes' vision through this broader
role in Operations. The vision is simple…it's about the patient and
employee experience, and I want to strengthen our infrastructure to
increase focus on these areas." - Kristen Simmons, COO.
About Willamette Dental Group
Headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, Willamette Dental Group (www.willamettedental.com)
has been providing high quality dentistry for more than 40 years. The
company is the largest multi-specialty group dental practice in the
Northwest and operates more than 50 dental office locations throughout
Oregon, Washington, and Idaho serving more than 300,000 patients. Its
unique delivery model delivers proactive preventive dental care focused
on promoting long term health through a partnership with their patients.
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