December 11, 2018
OREM, UT – Ryan LeMasters is the new chief operating officer at Timpanogos Regional Hospital. LeMasters comes to Utah from Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colo. where he served as vice president of the Neurosciences Center. Under his leadership at Swedish Medical Center, the neuroscience team implemented multiple quality improvements and achieved rapid growth to better meet community needs.
“Ryan is a great addition to the team; he comes at a time when we are seeing tremendous growth related to recent additions to our patient care options,” said Kimball Anderson, CEO at Timpanogos Regional Hospital. “His exuberance and experience will be instrumental in helping us to build an even stronger network of affiliated healthcare providers and bring our community an even greater level of advanced healthcare options.”
At Swedish Medical Center, LeMasters oversaw the completion of a $50 million neurosciences expansion project, through which 30 patient beds were added to the hospital's neuro ICU and the expanded neuro stepdown unit. In his five years at the Colorado hospital, its stroke telemedicine network grew from 35 to 54 sites. That led to a nearly 30 percent increase in the transfer of patients needing neurological care from more than 140 different hospitals across a seven state region.
Overall, LeMasters is a 12–year veteran of HCA Healthcare, parent company to Timpanogos Regional Hospital. Prior to serving as a vice president at Swedish Medical Center, he spent five years with HCA Physician Services Group in Colorado. There, he was responsible for running the day–to–day operations for several employed physician practices. By the end of his tenure in that role, LeMasters was responsible for 16 different practices with multiple specialists, across the region and on three hospital campuses. Previously, he was an administrative resident at HCA Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. LeMasters began his career in the admissions department at Swedish Medical Center.
LeMasters earned a Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Health Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Colorado. Active in the community, he has volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America and in Little League baseball. He and his wife are the parents of a daughter and two sons.