Swedish Medical Center
August 02, 2018

Dena Schmaedecke, Vice President of Human Resources at Swedish Medical Center

HCA/HealthONE's Swedish Medical Center Announces New Vice President of Human Resources 

Englewood, CO, August 01, 2018 -- Swedish Medical Center recently announced the appointment of Dena Schmaedecke to Vice President of Human Resources. Swedish is a Level 1 Trauma Center located in Englewood, Colorado and has a team of approximately 2,000 dedicated employees, 300 volunteers and 1,400 physicians.

Dena is a familiar face to the Swedish Medical Center team, as she was an HR business partner at Swedish from 2009-2012. Dena left Swedish to continue her career growth with HCA as the director of HR for Parallon, and since 2015 as the Vice President of HR at North Suburban Medical Center.

Dena is an experienced HR professional with a masters in Human Resources Administration from the University of Denver and SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications. While at HCA she has partnered with staff and leadership to improve employee engagement, increasing overall favorability 10-35% in several "at-risk" departments. She also led turnover reduction efforts at HCA/HealthONE's North Suburban Medical Center resulting in a 13% reduction between 2016 and 2017.

"I believe Dena will make a great addition to our leadership team," said Richard Hammett, President and CEO of Swedish Medical Center. "She is well-suited to continue and enhance our positive trends in employee engagement, retention and our recruitment efforts."

"I am excited to rejoin the Swedish team and help continue the great work that makes Swedish Medical Center an excellent place to work and to receive care," said Dena. Schmaedecke's responsibilities at Swedish Medical Center will include overseeing all Human Resource administration, planning, and budgeting. As a member of the leadership team, Dena will support the goals of the hospital while maintaining in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-day management of employees.

About Swedish

Swedish Medical Center, part of HCA’s HealthONE, is located in the south metro Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 110 years. An acute care hospital with 408 licensed beds, annually Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of approximately 2,000 dedicated employees, 300 volunteers and 1,400 physicians.

With stroke door to treatment times averaging just 20 minutes, Swedish serves as the Rocky Mountain Region’s referral center for the most advanced stroke treatment, and was the state’s first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. Swedish also serves as the region’s neurotrauma and orthopedic trauma provider and is the area’s only level I trauma facility with a dedicated burn and reconstructive center. Over 150 facilities regularly transfer highly complex cases to Swedish.

Swedish Medical Center offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty including adult and pediatric emergency, heart care, neurology/neurosurgery, pregnancy and childbirth, orthopedics and joint replacement, cancer care, gastroenterology and liver care, gynecology and urology. Additional information about the hospital is available at www.SwedishHospital.com.

Contact Information:

Swedish Medical Center
Kara Hamersky
Call: (303) 817-5708