January 31, 2013 (Roseville, CA) – Robert J. Beehler, President and CEO of San Joaquin Community Hospital (SJCH), will be joining the Adventist Health corporate new market development team, focusing on hospital mergers and acquisitions. This is a strategically important area for Adventist Health as it implements a significant plan for growth throughout the next few years. Current SJCH Board Chairman, Scott Reiner, will become interim president and CEO.
Under Beehler’s leadership, SJCH has realized substantial growth over the past ten years. He championed the new AIS Cancer Center, which will be opening this spring, and announced plans for a second location for Quest Imaging, a three-story, 60,000-square-foot imaging and diagnostic facility adjacent to the new cancer center. Additionally, Beehler was responsible for building a new hospital tower, which opened in 2007.
As SJCH continues to meet the needs of the Bakersfield community, “We are very thankful to Bob’s leadership for the past decade at SJCH. His vision for the hospital to meet community needs has been evident by the vast amount of growth in service lines and programs. We look forward to putting his skills and talents to work at the corporate level,” said Reiner.
A nurse by training, Reiner is the executive vice president and COO for Adventist Health, a position he will retain while providing leadership for SJCH. Reiner, who has a strong clinical background, serves as the chair of the System Quality Council, and will enhance SJCH’s focus on clinical quality and effectiveness.
Reiner, who has been at the corporate office since 2007, was previously the president and CEO of Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC), a 515-bed facility in Southern California, where he also served as COO. In 2002, GAMC received the CAPE Bronze Award under Reiner’s leadership. Prior to joining Adventist Health, Reiner held several executive positions at other health care systems across the country.
Reiner holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Pacific Union College in Angwin, California and a master’s degree in Health Administration from California State University, Northridge. He and his wife, Margo, have two children; a son, Rees, and a daughter, Ali.