Dr. Robert L. Wiebe Named CMO


Veterans Health Executive Joins CHW

San Francisco, CA - March 24, 2008 - Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), the nation's eighth largest hospital system, today announced Robert L. Weibe, MD, MPH, MBA is joining CHW as senior vice president/chief medical officer. Dr. Wiebe will lead all clinical and patient care services throughout the organization's 41 hospitals across California, Arizona and Nevada.

"We are excited to have Dr. Wiebe join CHW," says Lloyd H. Dean, CHW president/chief executive officer. "His immense leadership experience, entrepreneurial spirit and passion for excellence will further build on our mission of delivering excellent care to the people and communities we serve."

Dr. Wiebe will lead CHW's organization-wide clinical and patient care efforts, including quality, patient safety, patient satisfaction, risk services and physician leadership development. Additionally, he will oversee CHW's home health services and be instrumental in the full implementation of CHW's clinical information systems.

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