VENTURA, Calif. –Ventura County Health Care Agency Director Barry Fisher has announced the appointment of Timothy R. Patten as Chief Deputy Director. He assumes the position following the retirement of Meloney Roy in July 2015. Patten comes to the Health Care Agency from HealthSouth Corporation, where he has been Regional President in the North East Region, overseeing 17 hospitals in six states, three home health agencies and numerous outpatient programs.
Previous to his role at HealthSouth Corporation, he was with Vibra Healthcare, Promise Hospital in San Diego, and Paradise Valley Hospital/Adventist Health, where he served as CEO. He was Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Operations at Simi Valley Hospital/Adventist Health from 1989 – 1998, where he was responsible for the daily operation of more than 300 employees and an annual budget of $40 million.
He has a Master's of Business Administration with an emphasis in Health Care Management, from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. His career spans 30 years in health care operations and management.
"After a nationwide search to fill this important role in our Agency, I am looking forward to working with someone of Tim's caliber and experience," said Barry Fisher, Health Care Agency Director. "He will be a tremendous asset to us."
Patten will help oversee a workforce of approximately 2,700 employees. His first day with the agency will be January 4, 2016.