California Health Care Personnel Roundup for December 2013
Scott Reiner has been named president and CEO of Roseville-based Adventist Health.
Reiner previously served as executive vice president and COO of Adventist.
Reiner will fully transition into the role by March 31 (Wiese, Sacramento Business Journal, 12/17/13).
California Board of Pharmacy
On Dec. 3, 2013, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) appointed Gregory Murphy (D) to the California Board of Pharmacy.
The position does not require Senate confirmation, and compensation is $100 per diem (Office of the Governor release, 12/3/13).
California Commission on Disability Access
On Dec. 10, 2013, Brown appointed Steve Dolim (R) to the California Commission on Disability Access.
The position requires Senate confirmation, and compensation is $100 per diem (Office of the Governor release, 12/10/13).
California Hospital Association
Former state Sen. Bill Emmerson has been named senior vice president of the California Hospital Association.
He stepped down from the state senate on Dec. 1, 2013 and officially began at CHA on Jan. 1 (Rosenhall, Sacramento Bee, 12/10/13).
California Scientific Guidance Panel
On Dec. 12, 2013, Brown made three appointments to the state Scientific Guidance Panel:
Asa Bradman, who has served on the panel since 2007;
Thomas McKone (D), who has served on the panel since 2007; and
Penelope Quintana (D), who has served on the panel since 2013.
The positions do not require Senate confirmation, and there is no compensation (Office of the Governor release, 12/12/13).
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
In December 2013, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center named Joseph DeSchryver as its new CEO.
DeSchryver has been the center's COO since 2005 (Lavelle, San Luis Obispo Tribune, 12/20/13).
On Dec. 12, 2013, Stanford University named Peter Kim a professor of biochemistry and a member of the Stanford Institute of Chemical Biology. He will officially take the position on Feb. 1.
Kim previously served as president of Merck's research division (Leuty, "BiotechSF," San Francisco Business Times, 12/12/13).
Susan Desmond-Hellman has been named CEO of the Bill & Melina Gates Foundation.
Desmond-Hellman previously served as chancellor of UC-San Francisco (Ivory, New York Times, 12/17/13).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.