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Dr. Brian Evans to become president and CEO of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital

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Dr. Brian Evans, former vice president of medical affairs at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, has been hired as the hospital's new CEO to replace the retiring Kathy Medeiros.
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Dr. Brian Evans, formerly vice president of medical affairs with Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, will return this year to Grass Valley as president and CEO of the hospital.

Evans will start Dec. 2, before current CEO Kathy Medeiros retires, a release states.

“I am excited and honored to be given the opportunity to serve Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital as President and Chief Executive Officer,” Evans said in an email. “As a long-time Grass Valley resident, I have been deeply immersed in this community both as an emergency room physician and as a member of the hospital leadership team for nearly 20 years. I understand the needs of our community and look forward to continuing to provide our patients with top-notch, state-of-the-art health care services.”

Evans, an emergency room physician since 2000, served as the Grass Valley hospital’s vice president of medical affairs from 2013-2016. He then went to Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, serving as chief medical officer.

As a vice president with Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Evans focused on mental health issues. He worked with county government, law enforcement and nonprofits to create a mental health crisis stabilization unit. He’s also credited with advancing clinical quality initiatives and the redevelopment of the hospitalist program.

“My sincere thanks to Kathy Medeiros for her tireless work and service to our hospital and community,” Evans said. “I wish her well in her much-deserved retirement. Additionally, I want to thank Laurie Harting, Senior Vice President of the Dignity Health Sacramento Region and the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Community Board for their trust and support as I embark on this new chapter in my career.”

Medeiros in an email praised Evans.

“I look forward to working with Dr. Evans as we transition him into the CEO role during the month of December,” she said. “The hospital will be in great hands with Dr. Evans, and I look forward to seeing how the hospital and community continues to grow.”

Evans has a bachelor’s degree in biology from UC Davis. He attended medical school at UCLA, and completed his residency at the University of California Davis Medical Center.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email ariquelmy@theunion.com or call 530-477-4239.


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