Palomar Health CEO named to California Hospital Association Board


Term will last through 2022
Palomar Health President and CEO Diane Hansen has been appointed to the California Hospital Association (CHA) Board of Directors for a term ending in Dec. 2022.
CHA is one of the largest hospital trade associations in the nation, serving more than 97 percent of the patient beds in California, and seeks for every Californian to have equitable access to affordable, safe, high-quality, medically necessary health care. As a member of the Board, Hansen will work with policy-makers state-wide to realize this goal.
“Delivering the highest quality healthcare to all Californians, especially in North San Diego County, is within our reach if we work together,” said Hansen, adding to do so “we need elected officials at all levels of government to put patients’ needs ahead of all other interests.”
Hansen has served as the president and CEO of Palomar Health for the past two plus years. During her tenure, she has negotiated two union contracts ensuring long-term patient caregiver stability; reduced executive compensation by more than 31%; improved operating income by more than $10 million, reinvesting the proceeds in medical equipment upgrades; and oversaw quality improvements that have led to multiple national awards for providing high-quality patient care.
Immediately prior to her current role, she served as CFO of Palomar Health for five years and in financial leadership roles with public and private healthcare organizations for six years.
About Palomar Health
Established in 1948, Palomar Health provides the most comprehensive health care in North San Diego County through its three medical centers and more than 900 affiliated medical providers serving more than half a million people. Palomar Health is San Diego County’s only member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is nationally recognized as operating one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals; a Best 100 Hospital for joint replacement and orthopedic surgery; a Best Hospital for stroke care, heart care and bariatric surgery; a Diabetes and Stroke Center of Excellence; and a Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery, cardiac care and maternity. Through its network of providers, Palomar Health offers medical services in virtually all fields of medicine including primary care, cardiovascular care, emergency services, trauma, cancer, orthopedics, women’s health, behavioral health, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery at offices strategically located throughout the North San Diego County region. For more information please visit You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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