California Health Care Personnel News Update for October 2009
Dental Hygiene Committee of California
On Oct. 23, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) appointed Alexander Calero, Rita Chen Fujisawa (D), Miriam DeLaRoi (R), Cathy DiFrancesco (R), Michelle Hurlbutt (R) and Rhona Lee (R) to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California.
The positions do not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per diem (Office of the Governor release, 10/23).
First 5 California Commission
On Oct. 8, Schwarzenegger appointed Joseph Munso (R) chair of the First 5 California Commission. Munso previously served as undersecretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency.
Schwarzenegger also appointed Patrick Duterte to the First 5 Commission. Previously, Duterte served as director of the Solano County Department of Health and Social Services.
The positions do not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per diem (Office of the Governor release, 10/8).
J. David Gladstone Institutes, San Francisco
The J. David Gladstone Institutes has named Robert "Sandy" Williams president, the San Francisco Business Times reports.
The UC-San Francisco-affiliated institutes conduct research on cardiovascular disease, immunological conditions and neurological issues.Â
Williams will take over the role from Robert Mahley on March 1. Currently, Williams serves as senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at Duke University (Leuty, San Francisco Business Times, 10/26).
National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions, National Association of Children's Hospitals
The National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions and the National Association of Children's Hospitals have named Christopher Dawes president of the groups' board of trustees, the Business Times reports.
Dawes is president and CEO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford (Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 10/28).
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital has named longtime employee DawnMarie Kotsonis executive director of the hospital's foundation, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports.
Officials also announced that Todd Salnas has moved on from his position as COO of the hospital. Hospital officials said they will not fill Salnas' position.
The hospital also has eliminated the vice president of marketing position held by Julie Reback. Terri Starkman, the hospital's director of marketing, now will oversee the department.
In addition, JoAnna Libiez has announced that she will retire from her post as the hospital's administrator of special projects (San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 10/27).
UC-Riverside Medical School
On Oct. 27, UC-Riverside named G. Richard Olds founding dean and vice chancellor of health affairs for the institution's future medical school, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports.
Annual compensation for the post will be $525,000.Currently, Olds serves as chair of the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is expected to assume his new position by Feb. 1, 2010 (De Atley/Parrilla, Riverside Press-Enterprise, 10/27). 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.