Palomar Health Signs CEO to New Contract
Sep 15, 2020
Diane Hansen will continue to lead organization through at least 2022   The Palomar Health board of directors has agreed to a new 27-month contract with its current CEO, Diane Hansen. Her previous contract expired on September 10.   In announcing their decision to extend a new contract to Hansen, which she accepted, Palomar Health Board Chair Richard Engel, MD said Hansen and her administrative team had engineered “a remarkable turnaround in many important areas” of the organization since taking the helm in 2017, first as interim CEO and later as permanent president and CEO.   Some of the successes Dr. Engel cited are: raising the system’s patient quality rankings in Leapfrog to A and B, instituting a capital improvement project that has invested more than $70 million in equipment replacement and program expansion, opening a new Crisis Stabilization Unit, negotiating a new labor agreement and improving ...

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