FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Washington Township Health Care District board has announced that Kimberly Hartz has been named Washington Hospital Healthcare System’s new Chief Executive Officer. Kimberly was selected following Nancy Farber announcing her plans to retire later this year.
“Kimberly is a wonderful choice,” Farber said. “I am proud that the board selected a replacement that is intimately familiar with our community, organization and mission, and is committed to the Patient First Ethic.”
Ms. Hartz has been with the Washington Hospital Healthcare System since 1994 and has served in numerous leadership roles, which includes her most recent position as Senior Associate Administrator for Ambulatory Care Services. In this capacity, she has had financial and operational oversight of strategic management, contracting, the neurosciences program, community relations, government relations, human resources, and various inpatient/outpatient ancillary services. Additionally, Ms. Hartz has had responsibility of the Washington Township Medical Foundation and the Development Corporation which includes the Washington Outpatient Surgery Center, Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, Washington Medical Billing, Washington on Wheels, Washington Urgent Care, and Washington Sports Medicine. She was also instrumental in establishing and growing Washington Hospital’s affiliation with UCSF Health, which has brought academic-level care to the local community in the areas of the special care nursery, cancer care, inpatient pediatrics, genetic counseling, prenatal diagnostics, and cardiothoracic surgery. Ms. Hartz was also a critical player in two successful bond campaigns for general obligation bonds for Washington Hospital’s facilities master plan, which includes the recently opened Morris Hyman Critical Care Pavilion.
“It has been a privilege to be a part of this amazing organization,” Hartz said. “Under Nancy’s remarkable leadership, we have become one of the nation’s best health care systems, and I am deeply honored to follow in her footsteps.”
In addition to Ms. Hartz’ responsibilities with the Washington Hospital Healthcare System, she has been an active member of community nonprofit organizations. She is a member of the Niles Fremont Rotary Club (president 2011-12).
Ms. Hartz’ education includes a Master of Science in management and industrial relations from Oxford University in England and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Stanford University.
About Washington Township Health Care District
Washington Township Health Care District is governed by an elected board and includes Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Unlike a municipal or county hospital, Washington Hospital’s operating expenses, research, community programs, and employee salaries are funded by revenues generated through providing patient and other health care services. Opened in 1958, Washington Hospital Healthcare System has grown to include a 415-bed, acute-care hospital; the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute; The Gamma Knife® Center; Washington Radiation Oncology Center; Washington Outpatient Surgery Center; Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center; Institute for Joint Restoration and Research; Washington Township Medical Foundation; and Washington West, a complex which houses UCSF – Washington Cancer Center, Washington Women’s Center, Outpatient Imaging Center, Sandy Amos RN Infusion Center, Washington Urgent Care and additional outpatient hospital services and administrative facilities. Discover more at whhs.com, and through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.