Petaluma, CA North Bay Leadership Council (NBLC) announces that MarinHealth is joining the organization as a board member. MarinHealth is a nonprofit organization consisting of three major entities – a hospital, foundation, and network of expert clinicians – and their combined offering provides North Bay residents with a wide spectrum of high-quality services from health and wellness education to diagnosis to advanced treatment and beyond for injuries and illness of all kinds. MarinHealth Medical Center, located in Greenbrae, has more than 1,600 employees and 327 hospital beds.
Patty Garbarino, Board Chair of NBLC, said “The importance of healthcare has been driven home during the pandemic. We are pleased to have MarinHealth, who plays a fundamental role in the health of the North Bay, joining us in our work to improve public policy and make the North Bay a great place to live and work.”
MarinHealth Medical Center is an award-winning, full-service, independent, not-for-profit hospital with deep roots in the community . And it has been meeting the healthcare needs of the North Bay since first opening its doors as Marin General Hospital in 1952. The hospital was a founding member of North Bay Leadership Council in 1990.
MarinHealth’s philosophy of care is very much in tune with Marin’s residents embrace of healthy living. They are dedicated to treating the whole patient — mind, body and spirit, and their patient-centric approach to care focuses on each patient’s needs, goals, and satisfaction.
MarinHealth Medical Center offers advanced medical expertise, state-of-the-art technology, and treatments in an exceptionally healing environment. Patients are offered the opportunity to complement their medical treatment with Integrative Wellness services. In Fall 2020, they opened the state-of-the-art Oak Pavilion, a best-practices environment that enables their medical teams to do their best work and improve patient outcomes.
MarinHealth Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of ApprovalTM for its Hospital Services, Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Care Program, and its Behavioral Health Services. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. In addition, MarinHealth Medical Center is Certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center for demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.
MarinHealth Medical Network is the medical foundation that represents the expert clinicians and physicians who practice at primary and specialty care MarinHealth | UCSF Health Clinics throughout the North Bay.
This essential fundraising organization works tirelessly to inspire philanthropy from donors large and small. The Foundation’s important work provided for the construction of the new hospital building, Oak Pavilion, and supports key hospital service lines.
The NBLC board member representative is Dr. David Klein, Chief Executive Officer of MarinHealth. Dr. Klein said, “MarinHealth serves the North Bay and we are excited to work with other North Bay leaders on public policy issues like housing, education, healthcare, and the environment for the betterment of all. Hospitals have a crucial role to play in the health of the people and economy of this region. We look forward to partnering with NBLC members to strengthen our region’s vitality.”
Dr. Klein brings an informed perspective to his position as CEO of MarinHealth, having spent the first fourteen years of his career working as a general surgeon. Since leaving the operating room, Dr. Klein has built a long, successful career as a healthcare executive and hospital CEO. His open leadership style fosters communication and collaboration between the hospital staff, the administration, and the community at large.
Prior to his position at MarinHealth, Dr. Klein served as President and CEO of Dignity Health’s two San Francisco-based hospitals: Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center. At Dignity Health, he oversaw a great deal of positive change, including a turnaround to profitability, multiple Healthgrades Five Star and Excellence Awards, the development of a Transgender Health Program, the establishment 14 Bay-Area based urgent care centers, and the launch of the new Bothin Burn Center, the largest burn unit in Northern California.
Dr. Klein has sat on numerous community boards, from the American Heart Association, March of Dimes, and American Cancer Society to the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. He is the current Chair of the San Francisco Section of the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California and a member of the San Francisco Marin Medical Society. Dr. Klein received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, his medical degree from the University of New Mexico, and his master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine.