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Challenges face new CEO of St. John’s hospitals
Ventura County Star

More patients will fill hospitals despite a growing shortage of doctors and nurses. Healthcare reform will alter how facilities are paid for care, potentially eroding an already-decayed profit margin.

As the new president and CEO of St. John’s hospitals in Camarillo and Oxnard, Laurie Eberst faces more challenges: guiding an Oxnard hospital coming out of a high-profile but failed quest to be named a trauma center; and dealing with a long line of groups with their own agendas, like the midwives hoping a ban on their services at the Camarillo site is lifted.