June Altaras named new CEO of Swedish First Hill and Cherry Hill campuses

June Altaras / Source: swedish.org

June Altaras / Source: swedish.org

June Altaras, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Swedish Seattle, has been named the new Chief Executive of Swedish’s First Hill and Cherry Hill campuses. Swedish CEO Anthony Armada made the announcement on Nov. 19.

Altaras will replace Todd Strumwasser, who the Puget Sound Business Journal reports was named SVP of operations for Dignity Health in San Francisco, California.

Strumwasser leaves Swedish Health Services after 7 years. He began working there in 2007 and served as Chief Executive for the First Hill and Cherry Hill campuses since 2013.

Altaras has been with Swedish for 28 years, serving as COO since February 2014. As Chief Nursing Officer, Altaras has worked on the front lines of patient care. Altaras enjoys working to improve patient outcomes, according to her bio, even testifying before Congress on patient handling and lifting.

Altaras will begin her new role at Swedish on Jan. 1st, 2015.