ECRMC Announces Board of Trustees Reorganization

EL CENTRO – October 3, 2018 – El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) has announced it’s regular reorganization of the Board of Trustees.

The reorganization occurred during the September 25, 2018 board of trustees meeting. Cheryl Viegas-Walker was named President with Amanda Brooke serving as Vice President and Oliver Alvarado serving as Secretary. Joe Picazo Jr. moves to immediate past president. Remaining members are Efrain Silva, El Centro City Council; Patty Maysent, UC San Diego Health; Christian Tomaszewki, MD, UC San Diego Health, and honorary member Elias Moukarzel, MD, Chief of Staff for ECRMC.

Seven of members of the board are appointed by the El Centro City Council and are made up of representatives from the El Centro City Council, UC San Diego Health and the El Centro Community Members. The chief of staff of the Hospital is represented on Board as a non-voting member. The Board is responsible to set all policy and oversees administration of the Hospital. Each board member spends countless hours on board committee work, attending board meetings and training sessions for the benefit of ECRMC and the community.

President Viegas-Walker has served on the Board of Trustees for 14 years, from 2000 – 2010 and again in 2014 - Present. This is her third time serving as president. “I’m very proud of the work we do at ECRMC and look forward to many more improvements and the ongoing expansion of our facility to better serve patients and their families,” said Viegas-Walker.

“Joe has been an outstanding leader and under his direction the board has accomplished a great deal. I look forward to my role as president and continuing to serve the hospital and our community,” added Viegas-Walker.

This seasoned board has years of experience with ECRMC. Amanda Brooke began her tenure on the board in 2011 and is a past president, as is Oliver Alvarado who also began his tenure in 2011. Immediate Past President Joe Picazo Jr. has served since 2012 and Efrain Silva has served since 2011. The two UC San Diego Health representatives – Patty Maysent and Christian Tomaszewski have both served since the affiliation with UC San Diego Health Care Network in 2016.

El Centro Regional Medical Center

ECRMC is an acute-care medical center, serving the health care needs of the Imperial Valley since 1956. In addition to the 161-bed hospital, ECRMC also owns and operates the Oncology & Hematology of Imperial Valley, Wound Healing Center and outpatient clinics in El Centro and Calexico. The outpatient centers provide exceptional primary and specialty care for residents seeking enhanced well-being and improved quality of life.