Salinas, CA, September 13, 2018- BETA Healthcare Group has selected Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System
(SVMHS) President/CEO Pete Delgado to serve on its Board of Directors.
Delgado will also serve on the Risk Management, Workers’ Compensation
and Underwriting Committees. BETA Healthcare Group is the largest professional
liability insurer of hospitals on the West Coast and provides coverage
to more than 250 hospitals and healthcare facilities.
“The BETA Healthcare Group serves hundreds of hospitals and I’m
looking forward to serving in this important role with the other members
of the Board,” says Pete Delgado, President/CEO of Salinas Valley
Memorial Healthcare System.
Delgado has been President/CEO at SVMHS since 2013. During his tenure,
Delgado has focused on a number of key priorities including expanding
access to specialty care service to all members of the community, regardless
of ability to pay. Numerous national and independent organizations such
as Healthgrades, Leapfrog, and the Joint Commission have all recognized
the hospital for exceptional quality and safety.
Most recently, under Delgado’s leadership, the Healthcare System
has invested in reversing the diabetes epidemic in Monterey County. Salinas
Valley Medical Clinic Diabetes & Endocrine Center opened in September
of 2017, offering patients integrated care, diagnostic tests, treatment,
and English/Spanish education classes as well as group support sessions.
Earlier this year, the state-of the art facility located in Salinas expanded
by opening The Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes, a partnership of
UCSF and Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. Delgado also oversaw
the opening of Taylor Farms Family Health & Wellness Center in Gonzales
to improve access to primary medical care to underserved communities in
Mr. Delgado was a founding member of the National Forum for Latino Healthcare
Executives (NFLHE) – a national organization increasing the representation
of Latinos at the executive level of hospitals across the country. He
has held board positions on the Hospital Association of Southern California,
California Health Care Safety Net Institute, California Association of
Public Hospitals and Health Systems, and currently California’s
District Hospital Leadership Forum and California Association of Hospitals
and Health Systems (CAHHS). The Hispanic Business magazine recognized
Delgado as one of the Top 100 Influential People of 2009.
As a seasoned healthcare executive, Delgado has served in various leadership
positions throughout his career, including Chief Executive Officer for
the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Healthcare
Network; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Christus
Santa Rosa, a five Hospital Catholic Healthcare system; Chief Executive
Officer for Valley Regional Medical Center (Columbia); Chief Executive
Officer for Kaiser Health Plan Hospitals in Northern California, managing
160,000 Kaiser Permanente members thru a network of two Kaiser Permanente
Hospitals and 250 physicians.
Delgado received his Master of Science in Hospital Administration from
Texas Women’s University, Houston, Texas, and his Bachelor of Science
in Healthcare Administration from University of Houston / CLC. Houston,
Texas. He has also participated in two senior executive programs at Stanford
University and Harvard University respectively.
Delgado serves on the Board of Directors for Rancho Cielo and is actively
involved in the Central Coast community.