California Health Care Personnel News Update for August 2008Alameda Alliance for Health
The Alameda Alliance for Health has promoted Wayne Pan from associate medical director to chief medical officer, the East Bay Business Times reports.
Prior to working at Alameda Alliance, Pan was interim medical director for the San Francisco Health Plan and was medical director at the Health Plan of San Mateo (East Bay Business Times, 8/19).
Dave Runnels resigned as undersecretary in charge of operations to be chief security consultant on prison medical receiver J. Clark Kelso's plans to build seven new long-term care facilities, according to receivership spokesperson Luis Patino, the Sacramento Bee reports.
Runnels will be paid about $161,000 annually.
In addition, Wendy Still, leader of the department's efforts on female inmate issues, has resigned her position with corrections and will work with Kelso on women's long-term care facilities.
Still will be paid about $135,000 (Furillo, Sacramento Bee, 8/6).
Tony Jackson has begun work as the chief operating officer at St. Francis Memorial Hospital, a Catholic Healthcare West facility, the San Francisco Business Times reports.
Previously, Jackson had been vice president of professional and support services at Methodist Hospital in Arcadia and vice president of specialty clinical services at Community Hospital of San Bernardino (Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 8/6).
San Francisco Health Plan has named Kelly Pfeifer as medical director, the San Francisco Business Times reports.
Pfeifer has worked as medical director and a family physician at Petaluma Health Center and as medical director for access at Redwood Community Health Coalition (Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 8/19).
George Perez will step down as CEO of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital effective Sept. 15, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports.
As CEO, Perez oversaw all facilities in Sonoma County owned by Orange-based St. Joseph Health System, which also owns Santa Rosa Memorial (Halverson, Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, 8/13).