FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Karina Rusk 831-759-1843
SVMHS Announces New Medical Staff Officers
SALINAS, CA, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017- Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) is pleased to announce
Medical Staff Leaders taking new roles effective October 1, 2017. Medical
Staff Officers are elected by physicians with privileges at the District
Hospital and are instrumental in establishing policies, guidelines and
recommendations in the delivery of high quality and compassionate care
to our patients.
David Ramos, MD is SVMHS’s new Chief of Staff succeeding Orlando
Rodriguez, MD. Dr. Rodriguez is taking on a new leadership position at
the hospital as Past Chief of Staff. As Chief of Staff, Dr. Ramos will
review matters of clinical importance and be the chief liaison between
the publically elected Board of Directors, Executive Leadership and physicians.
“We are grateful for Dr. Orlando’s clinical leadership, commitment
to providing quality patient care and outstanding patient experience.
We look forward to his continued support and contributions in his new
role as Past Chief Of Staff,” says Pete Delgado President/CEO of
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. “We congratulate Dr.
Ramos as he takes on the role of Chief of Staff as the Healthcare System
continues to focus on providing exceptional high quality and compassionate
medical care to the communities we serve.”
Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. Ramos are also physician leaders on the Salinas
Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation and have been instrumental in growing
outstanding physician engagement. Dr. Ramos has served for the past two
years as the Foundation Board President. Dr. Ramos and Dr. Rodriguez have
inspired all of the physicians directly affiliated with Salinas Valley
Memorial Hospital to participate in the donor program. All of our physician
donors are recognized in a donor wall of appreciation in the hospital.
In addition to Chief of Staff, Rachel Beck, MD has been elected Vice Chief
of Staff and Ted Kaczmar, MD is taking over the roles of Secretary/Treasurer.
Physicians also elected Gregory Kanter, MD and Kelly Gram, MD as Medical
Executive Members at Large. The terms of all Medical Staff Officers runs
through September 30, 2019.