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Large Adventist Hospital in California Seeks CEO


FaithSearch Partners has been retained to lead the search for a new President/Chief Executive Officer at San Joaquin Community Hospital (SJCH) in Bakersfield, CA. The hospital is the premier healthcare provider in the area and has a strong history of setting the standard for care in Kern County. Since being established more than 100 years ago, SJCH has become the first hospital in Bakersfield to perform open-heart surgery and to feature a full-treatment burn center.

“SJCH is the overall market leader in the area is poised to see significant growth over the next 10 years,” said Jim Boyle, Senior Vice President of FaithSearch Partners. “We are looking for an operationally-astute leader with ability to build upon the hospital’s momentum by achieving high standards of clinical care and patient satisfaction rates and instilling a long term culture of sustainable quality and safety processes.”

For more detailed information or to refer a potential candidate, please contact Ed Fry, President of FaithSearch Partners at All inquiries and transmissions are confidential.

FaithSearch Partners is one of the nation’s leading retained executive search firms and is the only one of its kind focused exclusively on identifying and recruiting leaders for churches, parachurch organizations, as well as faith-based hospitals and healthcare systems. Combined, consultants at FaithSearch Partners have successfully managed more than 450 executive-level searches for numerous high-profile faith-based organizations across the country. Its website can be found at

San Joaquin Community Hospital (SJCH), part of the Adventist Health network, is a 225-bed community faith-based hospital serving the southern Central Valley region of California since 1912. For more than 100 years SJCH has been serving Kern County through sharing God’s love with the community by providing physical, mental and spiritual healing. As a community hospital, SJCH believes that success is only attained when the community is vibrant, healthy and whole. Over the years the hospital has been a pioneer in bringing Bakersfield and Kern County groundbreaking healthcare services. More information can be found at


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