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Integrated Medical Services (IMS) announces new CEO

Phoenix, AZ – Integrated Medical Services (IMS) www.imsaz.com is pleased to announce that Mindy Smith has joined the organization as its Chief Executive Officer. She will be replacing John Dover, MD who recently announced his retirement.  

“Smith’s 25-year career in health care has been defined by effective leadership along with the ability to form strong partnerships with physicians, hospital administrators and other leaders to achieve success,” said John Dover, MD, former President and CEO of Integrated Medical Services. “We feel privileged that she brings that experience to our organization. It is very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Mindy’s caliber to fulfill this role. I have no doubt that she is the right person to take the helm at IMS.”

Smith brings significant medical group management experience to the position and has been instrumental in organizational improvements in operations, business development, strategic planning and growth.  Smith was most recently the Chief Operating Officer at Banner Medical Group, the employed physician division of Banner Health, responsible for the medical group operations of the organization.  Prior to moving to Phoenix, she was the Vice President for the Ambulatory and Outpatient Division at HealthEast Care System in St. Paul, Minnesota.

“I am honored that the IMS Board of Directors chose me to follow in the footsteps of its Founder and CEO, Dr. John Dover, who has been such an inspirational and successful leader of IMS for the past 10 years,” said Smith. “I am also thrilled that I will have the opportunity to work with a strong team to continue its history of delivering excellent patient care and service along with our added focus on growth across the market.”

About Integrated Medical Services

IMS is a multi-specialty physician organization united through its providers’ commitment to high-quality, innovative health care. The group consists of primary care and many specialties well represented throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area and many rural locations. IMS is a member of the Arizona Care Network and affiliated with Dignity Health.