Who We Are

Hospital Council — Northern & Central California represents 197 hospitals and health systems in 50 of California’s 58 counties, from Kern County to the Oregon border. Hospital Council’s membership includes hospitals and health systems ranging from small, rural hospitals to large, urban medical centers, representing more than 37,000 licensed beds.

Established in 1961, Hospital Council is a nonprofit hospital and health system trade association that is led by a 30-person board of directors.

Officers & Executive Committee

  • David G. Klein, MD

    CEO, MarinHealth Medical Center


  • Rick Shumway

    President & CEO, Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare – Livermore, Pleasanton

    Chair Elect

  • Siri Nelson

    CEO, Marshall Medical Center, Placerville

    Past Chair

  • Murali N. Naidu, MD

    CEO, Emanuel Medical Center


  • Bryan J. Bucklew

    President & CEO, Hospital Council – Northern and Central California



  • Colleen Assavapisitkul

    President, Adventist Health Clear Lake

  • David D. Clark

    CEO, Sutter – East Bay Hospitals

  • Carmela Coyle

    President & CEO California Hospital Association, Sacramento

  • Shelby Decosta

    President, Affiliates Network & Chief Market Development Officer, UCSF Medical Center

  • Bill Graham

    President, Sequoia Hospital

  • Kimberly Hartz

    CEO, Washington Hospital Washington Hospital Healthcare System

  • Donna J. Hefner, RN, BSN, MSHS

    President/CEO, Sierra View Medical Center

  • Judson Howe

    President, Adventist Health – North Coast Network

  • Ken Keller

    President/CEO Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, Bakersfield

  • Michael Korpiel

    President, Mercy San Juan Medical Center

  • Rachael McKinney

    President, Sutter – Greater Sacramento Market

  • Nanette Mickiewicz, MD

    President, Dominican Hospital

  • Garry Olney

    CEO, Providence – Northern California Service Area

  • Gino Patrizio, JD, MHA

    Chief Executive Officer Memorial Medical Center, Modesto

  • James L. Robinson

    President/ Area Manager, Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento & South Sacramento

  • Todd Smith

    CEO, Mercy Medical Center, Redding

  • Mike Thomas

    President & CEO, John Muir Health

  • Scott Thygerson

    CEO, Kern Medical

  • Jason Wells

    President, Adventist Health – Central California Network

  • Donald J. Wiley

    President/CEO St. Joseph's Medical Center, Stockton

  • Eric L. Williams

    Senior Vice President/ Area Manager, Kaiser Permanente – Santa Clara

  • Patricia Williams

    CEO, Fremont Hospital

  • Jian Q. Zhang

    CEO, Chinese Hospital

To improve the health status of the communities our member hospitals serve, the Hospital Council fosters collaboration between our members and community stakeholders to find solutions to promote good health and high-quality care services.

Hospital Council also provides a broad range of services to support member hospital manage the delivery of care in their communities. Services include cost effective projects, education programs, publications and the fostering of relationships with vendors who offer products or services that help health care facilities avoid costs, recover revenue, and reduce operating and capital expenses.

Council Connect

Your twice-monthly briefing on how we’re working for you

Hospital Council members receive Council Connect, our electronic newsletter that shares everything we’re working on for you. 

In articles as diverse as our membership — from rural to urban, and Sierra to sea — we spotlight the individuals and institutions who are moving the ball forward, while also sharing news on new ideas and innovative approaches from our endorsed business partners. 

Community Health Needs Assessments

As part of its public advocacy efforts, the Hospital Council brings hospitals together to collaborate on community health needs assessments (CHNAs). Hospitals can be a catalyst to lead the community in addressing the most pressing health needs. The CHNAs provide a data-driven understanding of these needs, and empowering hospitals to form coalitions with community partners, government agencies, elected officials, civic groups and the media, to address and improve community-wide health issues.

Compensation & Employee Benefits Survey Reports

The Hospital Council Northern and Central California, the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) and the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties (HASDIC) partner to offer hospitals tools needed to support the development of a strategic approach for managing and compensating a workforce that contributes to the success of the organization.

Among these tools is Salarity, a full-service platform for HR compensation, benefits and industry trends data that’s also used to produce the Allied for Health Compensation and Benefits Surveys.

For more information on Salarity, click here.

Economic Impact Reports

The Hospital Council commissions reports to estimate the economic impact of hospitals and hospital-related spending in the region. These reports are critical to both our public and political advocacy.

Prior reports are available by using the Search feature on this website.

Endorsed Business Partners

The Endorsed Business Partner Program was established to provide cutting-edge and cost-effective solutions for our member hospitals. The vendors selected are expected to meet high quality standards and offer products or services that help health care facilities avoid costs, recover revenue, reduce operating and capital expenses, improve management and quality, increase productivity, develop staff resources and apply new strategies.

California Hospital Share

The Hospital Council Northern & Central California and the Hospital Association of Southern California have come together to create a statewide business partner program called California Hospital Share (CHS).