Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Podcast
COVID19 - Hospital Preparedness & Surge Plans
Jim Suver, FACHE, President/CEO - Speaker Bio
Since 2009, Jim Suver has served as the CEO of Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Jim’s previous positions include Administrator/Vice-President of Operations for Petaluma Valley Hospital, a ministry of the St. Joseph's Health System, and administrator/CEO at Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital, Sutter Health, Catholic Healthcare West, and Fremont-Rideout Health Group. He is a 1983 Chico State Business Administration Graduate and a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Southern California. At Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, Jim spearheaded the conversion to a critical access hospital, lead its tower construction, founded its rural health clinics, including the much needed services of Family Practice, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Dentistry, Podiatry and Mental Health Services. His efforts allowed RRH to acquire the Skilled Nursing Facility and run under hospital management. Not only does Mr. Suver serve the needs of the community through the advancements of medicine and the expansion of the hospital, but he also supports local schools, programs, and clubs within Ridgecrest, Inyokern and Trona. Under his leadership, RRH sponsors both clubs and individuals in the pursuit of educational, community, sports, and health related purposes including the City of Ridgecrest Parks & Recreations, the Chamber of Commerce, BHS Safe Graduation, Boys & Girls Club, IWV softball, baseball & football, the Rotary Club of China Lake and Inyokern, Matarango Museum, the Women’s Center, Desert Empire Fair, Cheer leader clubs, MWR, the Lions Club, United Way, High Desert Heat, Searless Valley Minerals, SSUSD schools and the American Cancer Society. Mr. Suver works closely with the city’s elected officials to help identify and resolve healthcare issues and is well known among California healthcare associates, serving on numerous boards to ensure adequate knowledge and resources are not overlooked.
- Jim Suver, FACHE, President/CEO, discusses how Ridgecrest Regional Hospital is responding to the COVID-19 crisis, including testing and results, hospital preparedness, and what surge plans are in place.