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Jon Van Boening
President and CEO, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

CSU Bakersfield

Healthcare Management (1992)
  • Professional licensed pharmacist and former owner, operator and managing partner of Bakersfield Drug Co., Inc. for over 20 years, during which time he purchased and managed several pharmacies in both Kern and Orange counties.
  • Has been with Bakersfield Memorial Hospital since 1993: first as vice president and chief operating officer, then as president and CEO since 2001. Van Boening was part of the transition team that negotiated a progressive affiliation agreement with Catholic Healthcare West.
  • Under his leadership, the hospital has grown from a 286-bed facility to 418 beds; expanded a state-of-the-art NICU, surgical suites and cath lab; has become a Stroke and Cardiac Center of Excellence; and is in the process of opening the first Children's Medical Center with pediatric intensive care unit services in Kern County.
  • He is a 25-year-plus Rotary member and has served as president of the Kern County United Way, Rotary International Board of Directors, Board of Directors and president of Bakersfield Country Club. He also is a past California division president and lifetime board member of the American Cancer Society.

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