It’s been a busy first year for Sound Family Medicine CEO Therese Pasquier. To celebrate the occasion, we’re profiling Therese and her background that includes more than 25 years in healthcare and brings a global perspective to community care.
An amazing journey
Therese immigrated to the United States from Viet Nam as a young girl with her parents and four siblings. Her family fled the war-torn country in a fishing boat during the fall of Saigon.
A focus on values and culture
In her first year at Sound Family Medicine, Therese has focused on defining and demonstrating the values and culture established by the physician partners. “They built this practice 35 years ago on a set of core values, and those values endure today.”
“Building culture in an organization translates to building success,” Therese said. “When I first arrived, I was thrilled to be stepping into an organization that already had such a strong and healthy culture. I’m just working to grow what’s already here.”
Setting a course for smart growth
Outlining a strategic road map and identifying growth opportunities have taken much of Therese’s time over the last year as she works with leadership to refine the direction of our organization. She cites transparency and inclusivity as two of her overarching goals as growth objectives are defined and pursued.
Continuing to focus on providing the best family practice care in the area, she is always looking for ways to improve the ways Sound Family Medicine delivers that care to our patients.
Therese’s sense of resilience, forged through her early life experiences, is a tremendous asset. It influences her leadership at Sound Family Medicine on a daily basis and has been especially valuable as we manage the constant change and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Once you’ve immigrated to a new country with only what you carry, nothing else really phases you.”
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, celebrating the rich heritage and contributions of Asian Americans in shaping America’s future. We recognize and celebrate the contribution of Asian Americans in our state. We’re happy to have Therese’s heart for service and her steady leadership as Sound Family Medicine continues to be a healthcare leader in Pierce County.