California Health Care Personnel News Roundup for November 2014
Alameda Health System
Alameda Health System has announced that Daniel Boggan will serve as its interim CEO when current CEO Wright Lassiter leaves on Dec. 15.
Boggan has served on the health system's Board of Trustees since 2005 (Parr, Daily Review/San Jose Mercury News, 11/20).
California Department of Health Care Services
On Nov. 10, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) made two appointments to the state Department of Health Care Services:
- Claudia Crist, as the deputy director of health care delivery systems; and
- Hannah Katch (D), as the assistant deputy director of health care delivery systems.
The positions do not require Senate confirmation, and compensation is $145,008 and $120,000 annually, respectively (Office of the Governor release, 11/10).
California Department of Toxic Substances
On Oct. 31, Brown appointed Barbara Lee as the director of the state Department of Toxic Substances Control.
The position requires Senate confirmation, and compensation is $170,652 annually (White, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 10/31).
California Healthcare Institute
On Nov. 24, the California Healthcare Institute announced the election of two senior leaders to its board of directors:
- Beth Roberts of the law firm Hogan Lovells US; and
- George Savage, chief medical officer at Proteus Digital Health (CHI release, 11/24).
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
On Nov. 10, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine appointed Kathy LaPorte to the agency's governing board.
LaPorte currently serves as the chief business officer for biotech firm Nodality (CIRM release, 11/10).
California State Board of Pharmacy
On Oct. 31, Brown appointed Ricardo Sanchez (D) to the State Board of Pharmacy.
The position does not require Senate confirmation, and compensation is $100 per diem (Office of the Governor release, 10/31).
Intel-GE Care Innovations Validation Institute, Roseville
Intel-GE Care Innovations Validation Institute has named 11 experts to a new advisory board.
UC-Santa Barbara adjunct professor of actuarial statistics Ian Duncan was one of the individuals named to the board (Rock Hill Herald, 11/24).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.