Community Memorial Health System Board of Trustees announces new CEO

Mick Zdeblick has served as CEO of Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.

The Community Memorial Health System Board of Trustees is proud to announce that it has selected Mick Zdeblick to succeed Gary K. Wilde as President & CEO of the health system. Zdeblick, who has served as Chief Executive Officer of Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, OR, will step into the role of President & CEO effective January 9, 2023.

“Mick is a proven leader who possesses both the experience and vision to lead Community Memorial Health System into the future,” said Board of Trustees Chair Richard R. Rush. “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 & CEO of our health system.”

Zdeblick has served as CEO of Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center (ARRMC), the flagship hospital for Asante Health System, since 2017. In addition to overseeing the performance of ARRMC and driving overall health system profitability amidst COVID-19 financial challenges, Zdeblick has led Asante’s $500 million facility renovation and expansion master plan. His career has also included roles as Chief Operating Officer at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA, Vice President of Campus Transformation and Vice President of Hospital Operations at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, and a Master of Management degree from the Northwestern University J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

“I am honored to have been selected for the role of President & CEO of Community Memorial Health System,” said Zdeblick. “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.”

Following Wilde’s retirement announcement in April, the Community Memorial Health System Board of Trustees, in partnership with nationally-recognized recruiting firm, Witt Kieffer, launched a nationwide search for qualified candidates and evaluated a number of healthcare executives, including Zdeblick, for the role. The board’s goal throughout the selection process was to ensure the longevity of the health system and safeguard it as a community treasure for years to come.

Wilde has served as Community Memorial Health System’s President & CEO since 2004. During his tenure, he oversaw the merger of Community Memorial Hospital and Ojai Valley Community Hospital to form Community Memorial Health System in 2005. Since then, Wilde successfully oversaw the planning, funding and construction of the new 250-bed Community Memorial Hospital which opened in December 2018, as well as the Continuing Care Center – a 75-bed, state-of-the-art skilled nursing facility located on the campus of Ojai Valley Community Hospital that opened in July 2020.

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