CHA News Article

Redlands Community Hospital CEO James Holmes Will Guide CHA in Coming Year
Other 2016 board officers also named

James R. Holmes, president/CEO of Redlands Community Hospital, has been elected 2016 chair of the CHA Board of Trustees. A native of Whittier, Holmes joined Redlands Community Hospital in 1988 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. In 1995, he was selected to lead the 229-bed facility, located mid-way between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. The hospital, founded in 1904, now has more than 270 board certified physicians, 1,400 employees and 300 volunteers.

“I am honored to have been elected to this important position,” said Holmes. “Hospitals are in the process of changing themselves into being more patient-focused, cost-effective health care providers, and CHA is supporting this transition.”

Other officers elected to the CHA Board of Trustees for 2016 are Chair-Elect Ann Madden Rice, CEO of the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento; Secretary-Treasurer Richard Afable, MD, MPH, president & CEO, St Joseph Hoag Health and executive vice president, St. Joseph Health, Southern California; and Past Chair Greg Adams, group president, Kaiser Permanente in Oakland.

CHA President/CEO C. Duane Dauner called Holmes “an outstanding choice” to serve as CHA’s Board Chair during 2016.

“The implementation of the Affordable Care Act, together with private and public sector developments, are driving transformative changes that are challenging hospital leaders and other stakeholders across the state,” Dauner stated. “Jim Holmes’ extensive leadership experience, combined with his expertise in health care finance, will be invaluable as he guides CHA this coming year.”

A complete press release announcing Holmes and the board officers is attached.

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