Tribal Health appoints Dr. Rick Sue as new physician
Leader in Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Brings Decades of Clinical Leadership to Inaugural Role
— Dr. Rick Sue, Marketing Director
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, USA, March 8, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Tribal Health, the leader in healthcare consulting and recruitment for Native American communities, has appointed Dr. Rick Sue as Chief Medical Officer. In this new role, Dr. Sue will lead Tribal Health’s network of clinicians and client facilities, guiding critical care and quality initiatives, process improvements, medical guidelines and facility transformation.
As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sue brings to Tribal Health more than 25 years of expertise in pulmonary critical care, neuro-intensive care, and internal medicine. He is also a Senior Associate at Arizona Pulmonary Specialists, Arizona’s leading practice in the treatment of pulmonary and infectious diseases.
“Having worked with Dr. Sue for years, I have been continually impressed with her critical care acumen,” said Dr. John Shufeldt, CEO of Tribal Health. “Throughout his career, Dr. Sue has pioneered ambitious and forward-thinking healthcare strategies that have successfully transformed the delivery of care. His vast accomplishments in clinical and emergency medicine programs, along with his compassionate patient interactions, make him the right choice to lead new innovations in Indigenous health care.
Prior to joining Tribal Health, Dr. Sue served as Director of Interventional Respirology at St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Banner University Medical Center, where he established the organization’s first interventional pulmonology program. He has also held professorships in medicine at the University of Arizona, Barrows Neurologic Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Creighton School of Medicine, and University of Washington Medical Center.
“Tribal Health has reached a critical point in its trajectory, a point built on a successful foundation of Indigenous healthcare expertise,” noted Jed Rudd, Chief Operating Officer of Tribal Health. “Dr. Sue’s patient-centered mindset and organizational leadership make him an essential addition to the Tribal Health team. He brings a fresh and energizing vision to our mission to improve healthcare outcomes. Health in Tribal Nations – and his diverse background will play a pivotal role in helping us deliver on the Tribal Health Promise.
Dr. Sue said her goal is to amplify Tribal Health’s impact through new programs designed to improve patient outcomes, quality of care and provider experience, sharing, “Medicine n it’s not just what you do, but why you do it.”
“From an industry perspective, it’s clear that Tribal Health’s focus on culturally appropriate care is unlocking long-term transformation. I’m honored to be a part of it,” said Dr. Sue. “Joining the talented leadership team at Tribal Health represents an exciting new chapter for me – and I consider the opportunity to help shape the future of Indigenous health care a tremendous privilege.
Dr. Sue received his undergraduate training from the University of California, Los Angeles and his MD from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, as well as an MBA from Arizona State University. He completed his residency at the University of Washington Medical Center and fellowships in Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California. More recently, he obtained a degree in sleep medicine from the University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. He is a former member of the Phoenix Police Department, Special Assignments Unit Physician/Medical Team, and current Board Member of IMPACT Switzerland, AGEA Geneva, Switzerland.
About Tribal Health
Tribal Health provides emergency medical care, critical care, primary and behavioral health care, as well as counseling and staffing services, to tribal and federal health facilities nationwide. The only organization of its kind, Tribal Health is committed to transforming Native American and Indigenous communities from within, improving access to care, empowering providers, and providing high-quality, culturally appropriate and responsive care. to the needs of the natives. Learn more at tribalhealth.com.
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