Sheila Brown, Chief Administrative Officer, Palomar Health Downtown CampusSheila Brown, R.N., MBA, FACHE - Vice President, Continuum Care

Sheila Brown is a healthcare executive with more than 25 years of experience in health care administration. She began her career in St. Louis, MO at BJC Health System where she served on the management team before branching into California where she joined Palomar Health in 1992.

In her role as Chief Administrative Officer, Brown oversees the operations of Palomar Health Downtown Campus in Escondido, California, which has 269 licensed beds/148 maintained beds and Villa Pomerado, a Distinct Part/Skilled Nursing Facility which has 129 licensed beds/123 maintained beds.

She led the Service Excellence initiative, resulting in a movement from 11th percentile ranking to the 81st percentine ranking in Patient Satisfaction nationally (Press Ganey measurement), over a three year period. In addition, she led the Palomar Health team in obtaining the Community-Based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) with CMS, Scripps, Sharp, and UCSD hospitals, and the San Diego County Aging and Independent Services, the largest project to date funded by CMS. Recently, she secured the Palomar Health/Kindred partnership to establish a rehabilitation hospital.

Prior to becoming Chief Administrative Officer at Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Brown served as the Chief Clinical Outreach Officer at Palomar Health. Her responsibilities in that role included Behavioral Health Services, Rehabilitation Services, Skilled Nursing, Home Health, Ambulatory Care Services, and Palomar Health ExpressCare Clinics where she developed the Health Districts’ first 1206 (d) and Joint Commission hospital accredited retail clinics in California, along with development of outpatient RX and retail services.

Brown received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Louis University and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Phoenix. She is a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives and serves as a Board Member-At-Large for San Diego Organization of Healthcare Leaders. Brown is a past Chair (2009) for the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and presently the Vice Chair of North County Health Services, as well as, a California Hospital Association, Post-Acute Care Services Board Member.  Additionally, she serves on the California State San Marcos University Community Council.

On a personal level, Mrs. Brown is extremely proud of her supportive husband and two wonderful children, and is a keen advocate for strong family and community values.

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