VAN NUYS, Calif. – Valley Presbyterian Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of
three new members to its Board of Directors: Robert C. Myrtle, D.P.A.,
the University of Southern California; Ellen G. Riley, Kaufman Hall; and
Beth Zachary, Adventist Health.
“All three of our newest Board members bring unique insights that
will further the mission of Valley Presbyterian Hospital,” said
Gregory L. Kay, M.D, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Valley Presbyterian
Hospital. “Their vast healthcare knowledge will serve as a collective
strength as we strive to achieve even better outcomes and experiences
for all those we serve.”
“We are pleased to welcome this group of talented and experienced
leaders to our Board,” said Gustavo Valdespino, Valley Presbyterian
Hospital President & CEO. “Each of these distinguished individuals
possess a true passion for improving the health and well-being of our
community, and will enrich the board with their diverse experiences and
Robert C. Myrtle, D.P.A is a Professor Emeritus of Public Administration in the Sol Price School
of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He is the Former
Director of the Executive Master of Leadership programs and the former
faculty director for the Master of Medical Management at the Marshall
School of Business at the University of Southern California. Dr. Myrtle
served as the chair of the Los Angeles County’s Hospitals and Health
Services Commission; was the Chairman of the Board for SCAN Health Plan;
was member of the Board of Directors for the Huntington Medical Foundation;
and served as Chairman of the Board of Health and Human Services for the
City of Long Beach. Dr. Myrtle holds a D.P.A. and an M.P.A. from the University
of Southern California, and received his B.S. in Business Administration
from California State University, Long Beach.
Ellen G. Riley is a Senior Vice President of Kaufman Hall, working from the firm’s
Los Angeles office since 1988. With more than 30 years of experience in
the healthcare industry, her areas of expertise range from financial and
capital planning, to strategic cost management, and business valuations.
Ms. Riley has worked with a wide range of healthcare organizations, including
health systems, academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, district
hospitals, community hospitals, and children’s hospitals. Ms. Riley
has an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California, with a concentration
in Finance and Marketing, and a B.A.
magna cum laude, from the University of California at San Diego.
Beth Zachary served as Senior Vice President; President and CEO of Adventist Health’s
Southern California Region from 2011-2018. Ms. Zachary has 35 years of
healthcare experience at Adventist Health alone. She was instrumental
in establishing the system's Southern California Region, which includes
four hospitals, a physician organization and a host of outpatient services.
Ms. Zachary earned an M.A. in Management from Claremont Graduate University,
and a B.A. in Journalism from Walla Walla University. She is also a fellow
of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
ABOUT VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) is an independent, nonprofit and nonsectarian
hospital serving the medical needs of the San Fernando Valley community
for more than 60 years. VPH has grown to become one of the largest acute-care
hospitals in the region and continues to provide patient-centered care
for a healthy community. The 350-bed facility offers advanced technology
and a full range of medical services to improve and save lives.
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