Stephen P. Yerxa

Steve Yerxa received a bachelor’s degree in Business and Communications and a master’s degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Minnesota. He served as chairman of the Palomar Health Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee and on the Arch Network Board prior to being appointed to the Palomar Health Board of Directors.

Steve has more than 35 years of experience in health care leadership roles. As a hospital CEO, HMO president and as a consultant to hospital systems, he has led efforts for community approval of bond initiatives, hospital strategic development initiatives and negotiations for hospital payer contracts.
He has led and served on Boards of state hospital associations, hospital financial management associations, state HMO associations, and health industry councils. Steve also has considerable experience serving on community and professional organizations. He has served on the Board of Chambers of Commerce, United Way, and the YMCA. In 2007 he completed a term as President of the Escondido East Rotary Club.
Mr. Yerxa’s motivation to serve is his desire to contribute to the continued success of Palomar Health by working with the organization’s leaders in supporting and achieving successful strategic initiatives, effective governance, sound financial management and ensuring patient advocacy.