Providence hires new director of Cancer Center

ANCHORAGE, AK - Roy Olpin, MBA, MPH, FACHE, CQIA, has joined Providence Alaska Medical Center as director of Providence Cancer Center, responsible for the oncology service line.

"We are privileged to have Roy join the Providence team," said Richard Mandsager, MD, chief executive of Providence Alaska Medical Center. "He has previous experience as a person of Providence and a passion for service in not-for-profit health care."

Olpin comes to Providence after working as regional vice president of oncology for Sarah Cannon Cancer Services with Hospital Corporation of America in Denver, Colo. His prior work experience includes senior director of oncology services at Providence Regional Cancer System in Olympia, Wash., and a series of roles at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Olpin earned a bachelor of science in international business management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., and dual master's degrees in public health and business administration from Boston University. He also has earned a certified quality improvement associate designation from the American Society for Quality and is a fellow in the American College of HealthCare Executives.

Press release from Providence Alaska Medical Center