Craig Oswald, CMPE- Chief Medical Services Officer
Craig Oswald, CMPE joins Southwest Health System at the Chief Medical Services Officer. Craig has been serving as a practice administrator in Irvine, California since 2015. He first came to Cortez as a consultant with Kinmon Healthcare Group in 2014 and loved the idea of working in a rural setting. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration as an Accounting Major at Idaho State University. He is a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE). He worked in healthcare consulting and has extensive experience in practice management. Craig has worked in both large and small organizations, including Critical Access Hospitals. He has a wealth of experience in financial management of medical practices. He has served in both interim CFO and controller roles. Craig has worked closely with organizations in their strategic planning, physician recruitment, contracts, financial management, operations, EMR solutions, and budgeting. He looks forward to working closely with providers and SHS team members to work through gaps and find opportunities to better serve our community and one another.
Craig is originally from Shelley, Idaho and lived in Idaho during his youth. He and his wife Wendy have 3 children, Thea who lives on Oahu, Joshua (just graduated from high school) and Boaz (who will start high school this fall). He lived in Portland, Oregon for 25 years. He loves outdoor activities, golf, road biking and fishing. Craig will join the SHS team August 1st. His family will relocate to Cortez with him. Please join us in welcoming them to the community!