Capio appoints Britta Wallgren as Country President of Capio in Sweden
Capio takes the next step in Sweden to increase specialization and digitalization and increases focus on efficient care chains. As the leader of this new step, Britta Wallgren is now appointed Country President of Capio’s Swedish operations. Britta will be a member of Capio’s Group Management team.
Today, Britta Wallgren is the Business area manager of Capio S:t Göran’s hospital and will take over the management of Capio’s Swedish operation from Capio’s President and CEO, Thomas Berglund, as of March 1, 2017.
Britta is an MD and specialist in Anesthesiology and has been working at Capio S:t Göran since 1991, where she has practiced medicine and held several leading positions. Since 2009, Britta is the Business area manager of Capio S:t Göran, and since many years, she is a member of Capio’s international management team. As the Swedish Country President, Britta will report to Capio’s President and CEO, Thomas Berglund, and be a member of the Group Management Team.
Sofia Palmquist, currently deputy Business area manager of Capio S:t Göran’s hospital, is at the same time appointed Business area manager of the hospital and succeeds Britta Wallgren. Sofia holds an MSc in Economics and joined the hospital in 2007. She has held several leading positions at the hospital, including the role as deputy Business area manager during the past couple of years. Before that, Sofia worked several years with healthcare projects at the Boston Consulting Group.
Capio Sweden, which is the largest part of the Nordic segment, had net sales of MSEK 6,891 in 2016 and includes all Swedish operations in the areas of primary care, somatic and psychiatric specialist care, and emergency care.
For information, please contact:
Thomas Berglund, President and CEO, Capio AB
Phone: +46 733 88 86 00
Capio AB (publ) is a leading, pan-European healthcare provider offering a broad range of high quality medical, surgical and psychiatric healthcare services through its hospitals, specialist clinics and primary care units. Since the Danish operation was acquired at the beginning of 2017, Capio operates in five countries; Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France and Germany. In 2016, Capio’s 12,435 employees provided healthcare services during 4.7 million patient visits across the Group’s facilities, generating net sales of MSEK 14,069. Capio operates across three geographic segments: Nordic (54 percent of Group net sales 2016), France (38 percent of Group net sales 2016) and Germany (8 percent of Group net sales 2016). For more information about Capio, please see www.capio.com.