Adventist Health names Eller new NorCal president

[caption id="attachment_84978" align="alignright" width="230"] Jeff Eller[/caption]

Adventist Health on Tuesday said it named Jeff Eller president of the Northern California Network, which operates several North Bay hospitals and treatment centers.

Mr. Eller is set to replace Terry Newmyer, who announced his resignation in October, according to Bill Wing, senior vice president of Adventist Health. Mr. Eller is scheduled to leave his current position as chief executive officer of Sonora Regional Medical Center to assume his new role on Feb. 3.

Mr. Eller will initiate a search to fill the position of president and chief executive officer at the three St. Helena campuses.

"I am looking forward to working with the excellent caregivers in the Northern California Network to expand Adventist Health’s mission and reputation in Northern California," he  said in a statement.

The Northern California Network includes St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley, St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake, St. Helena Hospital Center for Behavioral Health in Vallejo, Ukiah Valley Medical Center and Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits.

"Jeff’s emphasis on growth and quality along with his administrative experience and strong record in clinical operations makes him an excellent fit for the position of president of (the Northern California) network," Mr.  Wing said in the announcement. "Also, his strength in team building, physician relations and community relations will be great assets to the organization."

Mr. Eller was top executive of Sonora Regional Medical Center, a 72-bed acute-care facility, for five years. While there, he expanded services in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties by opening 10 additional network clinics with 22 new physicians and three mid-level providers, a second retail pharmacy and a pediatric clinic to serve Medi-Cal patients, according to the Roseville-based health system.

Mr. Eller also added hospice services, acquired an ambulatory surgery center, opened the Live Well Be Well Center, established the Center for Joint Replacement and opened the Women’s Breast Health Center.

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