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.