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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.