Dr. Brown, joined Legacy Health in 2008, in his current position as President and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer at MultiCare Health System (MHS) since October 1998. Prior to joining MHS, Dr. Brown was Commanding General, Madigan Army Medical Center, Lead Agent Region 11 and Commander, United States Army Western Regional Medical Command, Fort Lewis, Washington. Dr. Brown’s previous leadership experience includes commanding Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington D.C., Blanchfield Army Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Letterman Army Institute of Medical Research, Presidio of San Francisco, California and U.S. Army Hospital Berlin, West Germany. He retired from active duty service in February 1999 as a Brigadier General in the Regular Army.
Dr. Brown received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Brown is also a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. Dr. Brown is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, and the American Board of Medical Management. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, American College of Physician Executives, American College of Physicians, and the American Gastroenterological Association.
Dr. Brown’s community service includes serving on the Board and a senior fellow of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chapter of the American Leadership Forum and the greater Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce.
Additionally, Dr. Brown has been a leading force in the development of the Health Share of Oregon Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) which is a collaboration of healthcare organizations in the Portland metropolitan area, and currently serves as the Chair of this organizations’ Board of Directors.