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Henry Mayo CEO Elected Board Chairman of California Hospital Association

Posted: February 12, 2013 11:05 a.m.
Updated: February 12, 2013 11:05 a.m.

Roger Seaver, CEO of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, speaks at a Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal roundtable in 2012.

SACRAMENTO (February 12, 2013 ) – Roger E. Seaver, president/CEO of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, has been elected 2013 chair of the California Hospital Association (CHA) Board of Trustees.

“As we prepare for next year’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act, there is an absolute need for meaningful collaboration between hospitals, doctors and other providers in order to ensure that the millions of Californians who will be gaining coverage will have adequate access to the care they need,” Seaver says. “I’m honored to lead CHA at such a critical time in our nation’s history.”

A graduate of the University of South Dakota with a degree in accounting, Seaver earned his MBA at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. Prior to joining 238-bed Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in 2001, he served in similar leadership positions at Northridge Hospital Medical Center and Glendale Memorial Hospital. He also spent several years as a fiscal officer and corporate analyst/auditor for the Lutheran Hospital Society of Southern California.

Seaver has a long history of leadership within the health care industry. He is a past board chair of the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) and has served on the Blue Cross Hospital Relations Committee. He also is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Seaver also is active in his community, currently serving on the board of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation. He also has previously has served on numerous other boards and committees including the United Way, the American Red Cross and the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley.

CHA President/CEO C. Duane Dauner called Seaver “an exceptional choice” to serve as CHA’s Board Chair during the coming year.

“California’s community hospitals will be well-served by having Roger Seaver guide our association in 2013,” Dauner said. “His extensive experience as a hospital leader will be crucial as we prepare for the implementation of health care reform.”

Other officers elected to the CHA Board of Trustees for 2013 are Chair-Elect Mark Laret, president/CEO of the University of California San Francisco Medical Center; Secretary-Treasurer Michael H. Covert, president/CEO of Palomar Health in North San Diego County; and Past Chair Steven Packer, M.D., president/CEO of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

As one of the largest health care trade associations in the nation, CHA represents more than 400 hospitals and health systems in California. The association provides its members with public policy development, issues management and legislative advocacy services at the state and federal levels. CHA has offices in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

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