Health Care Personnel Update for September 2007
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) on Sept. 14 appointed Kevin Baucom (D) of Atascadero to the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
Baucom since 1990 has worked at Atascadero State Hospital, where he currently serves as a psychiatric technician instructor.
Senate confirmation is not required for the position, which offers compensation of $100 per diem.
Schwarzenegger on Sept. 14 appointed Alan Howard (R) of Carmel to the Osteopathic Medical Board. Since 2004, Howard has served as a project manager for American President Lines.
Senate confirmation is not required for the position, which offers compensation of $100 per diem (Office of the Governor release, 9/14).
Kristi Maya has been appointed executive director of the Mee Memorial Medical Pavilion, a cancer center set to open in October.
Maya will manage the facility's oncology services. She previously oversaw a network of private breast cancer practices in Orange County (Arnquist, San Luis Obispo Tribune, 9/2).
Catholic Healthcare West officials on Sept. 5 announced that Methodist Hospital President Tim Moran will head CHW's three other Sacramento hospitals.
Moran, who has served as president of Methodist for four years, also will head:
- Mercy San Juan Medical Center;
- Mercy Hospital of Folsom; and
- Mercy General Hospital.
Moran will lead the hospitals in developing their strategic goals and capital expansion (Smith, Sacramento Bee, 9/6).
The governing board of Riverside Community Hospital and its parent company on Aug. 29 appointed Michael Rembis as president and CEO of the hospital, effective Oct. 1.
For three years, Rembis has served as president and CEO of Centinela Freeman Healthsystem, a three-hospital system in Inglewood. Previously, he was CEO at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indo (Tucker, Business Press, 9/3).
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Sept. 11 appointed Sang-ick Chang as permanent CEO of San Mateo Medical Center.
Chang served as interim CEO of the hospital since May. He previously served as chief operating officer of the facility (Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 9/14).
Alan Anderson has been named director of development at Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California.
Anderson previously served as major gifts officer for the UC-Davis Children's Hospital. He also managed the Children's Miracle Network program for the university (Sacramento Bee, 9/24).