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Howard Rattigan joins Saint Mary’s Medical Group as executive director



Saint Mary’s Medical Group (SMMG), a division of Saint Mary’s Network and a member of CHW, announces the appointment of executive director, Howard (Chip) Rattigan.  In this new role, Rattigan will establish and implement the strategic vision for the growth of this multi-specialty medical group.  In addition to accountability for financial performance, resource management and operational efficiency, Rattigan will also work with physicians and staff to improve healthcare access and quality in northern Nevada, an essential component of CHW’s mission.

Saint Mary’s Medical Group comprises 14 primary care physicians and 21 mid-level providers, practicing at six locations in Reno and Sparks, along with operational and support staff.  In addition to offering primary and urgent care services, SMMG operates The Clinic at Walmart in south Reno and Spanish Springs.  SMMG currently employs 13 primary care physicians and one vascular specialist, with plans to continue expansion of primary and specialty care in the coming year.

Rattigan is a longtime Nevada resident and brings more than 30 years of healthcare administration experience to the position.  Prior to accepting his new role, Rattigan served as administrator for Cardiovascular Surgery Associates (CSA) in Las Vegas, Nev.  In this role, he was responsible for the management and operations of a nine-physician, cardiovascular thoracic surgery practice.  Prior to CSA, Rattigan owned and operated a fully integrated healthcare delivery system including 500 physicians in multi-site, multi-specialty groups.  Additionally, he previously served as adjunct faculty member for the University of St. Francis in Las Vegas, Nev., teaching graduate-level courses in healthcare management.  Rattigan received a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. and a bachelor’s degree from Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, W. Va.

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About Saint Mary’s Medical Group

Saint Mary’s Medical Group (SMMG), a service of Saint Mary’s Primary Care Plus, offers ongoing, comprehensive and accessible healthcare for the Reno-Sparks community.    As a leading healthcare provider, the dedicated medical team and primary care physicians at SMMG work to establish a close and trusting relationship with patients while providing medical care for the whole family.  SMMG offers conveniently located primary care, urgent care and retail locations and a variety of board certified physicians available by scheduled and same-day appointments to manage your healthcare needs.  For more information, please visit www.saintmarysmedicalgroup.com.

About Saint Mary’s

Saint Mary’s Network is a fully-integrated, faith-based health system in Reno, Nev. founded in 1908 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.  The network is comprised of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, an acute-care hospital, providing inpatient, outpatient and wellness services; Saint Mary’s Health Plans, a statewide insurance provider with more than 40,000 members; and Saint Mary’s Medical Group, a network of physicians and other health professionals offering primary and urgent care, retail clinics and specialty healthcare.  A member of Catholic Healthcare West, Saint Mary’s is dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of our community. For more information, visit our website at www.saintmarysreno.org.

About Catholic Healthcare West

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is a system of 40 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Founded in 1986, it is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care systems and the largest private hospital system in California. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. The CHW network of nearly 10,000 physicians and approximately 54,000 employees provides health care services to more than five million people annually. In 2010, CHW provided more than $1.3 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at www.chwHEALTH.org.

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