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Kevin Burton Named Executive Director/President of the San Joaquin Community Hospital Foundation

News Kevin Burton has been named the Executive Director/President of the San Joaquin Community Hospital (SJCH) Foundation, according to SJCH President and CEO Robert J. Beehler.

“We’re very excited to welcome Kevin Burton to San Joaquin Community Hospital,” Beehler said. “Since 2008, he has been a vital contributor both on our Foundation Board and as Co-chair of our Burn Committee. As he moves into a full-time role, I am confident that he will be an addition that strengthens our hospital team as we work to serve our community.”

Before coming to SJCH, Burton served as the Director of Corporate Development and Public Relations at The Law Offices of Young Wooldridge, LLP.

“The Partners at Young Wooldridge wish to congratulate Kevin and thank him for his many years of productive service to the firm, and wish him all the best in his new endeavor, and continued advancement,” said Greg Muir, Partner, Young Wooldridge, LLP.

A native of Fresno, Burton moved to Bakersfield in 1985 and attended Bakersfield College where he graduated in 1993 with a degree in Public Administration. Since then, he has been an integral part of the Bakersfield community having served on boards for the Fruitvale School District, Downtown Business Association, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and American Heart Association, among others. Burton’s extensive awards include being named the 1995 Kern County EMT of the Year, and Commendation from California Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante in 2001.

When not hard at work, Burton loves to spend time with his wife, Christa; his daughters, Averi and Alyssa; and their two poodles. He also enjoys camping, traveling and golfing.
Burton will be transitioning into his new role at SJCH in the coming weeks.

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