Veteran medical executive Mick Zdeblick was named the new chief executive and president of Community Memorial Health System. He will officially start the role Jan. 9.
Zdeblick will take over from Gary K. Wilde, the health system’s current chief executive and president.
“(Zdeblick) is a proven leader who possesses both the experience and vision to lead Community Memorial Health System into the future,” CMHS Board of Trustees Chair Richard R. Rush said in a statement. “His diverse background and extensive record of success will be an asset to our health system and our community. We look forward to welcoming him in his new role as president and CEO of our health system.”
Zdeblick formerly served as the chief executive of Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, the flagship hospital of Asante Health System, since 2017.
He oversaw the performance of the medical center and helped navigate it through the financial woes brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
He also led Asante’s $500 million facility renovation and expansion master plan.
He also served as chief operating officer at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, as well as vice president of campus transformation and vice president of hospital operations at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
“I am honored to have been selected for the role of president and CEO of Community Memorial Health System,” Zdeblick said. “The unique culture of the organization, as well as its unrivaled commitment to its mission, make it an invaluable asset to the community. I look forward to joining and leading the organization as we endeavor to ensure the availability of exceptional healthcare in Ventura County.”
Zdeblick’s selection was announced by the CMHS Board of Trustees, which alongside recruiting firm Witt Kieffer, launched a search for qualified candidates following Wilde’s retirement announcement in April.