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Chesapeake Regional welcomes new CEO

BastonePeter100x120Chesapeake Regional Medical Center welcomes its new president and CEO, Peter F. Bastone, Dr.PH, MBA, MACHM. Bastone brings more than 30 years of health care leadership to the organization.

Bastone most recently served as chief administrative officer of CHA Health Systems in Los Angeles, Calif., and Seoul, South Korea, and was responsible for the United States efforts to support the international vision of becoming a global leader in the next generation of health services and continuing to stay at the forefront of medical advancement and innovation by building a global network of hospitals, clinics and research institutes for the advancement of bio-medicine and bio-ventures. He provided operational support and metrics for the system’s eight international acute-care hospitals and one Los Angeles-based hospital for a total of 2,500 beds.

Bastone was also responsible for the CHA Health Systems’ international expansion to the United States of CHAUM, a premier anti-aging center offering treatments including oriental, western and alternative medicine, stem cell therapies, exercise prescriptions and food therapies. In addition, he was responsible for bringing services from the system’s global stem cell clinical trial center, the world’s only one-stop clinical trial center for regenerative medicine, to the United States. The center maintains a GMP facility, surgery suites, recovery and treatment rooms and in-hospitalization facilities.

Prior to that, he was the president and CEO of Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo, Calif., and Mission Hospital Laguna Beach in Laguna Beach, Calif., for 15 years.

“Peter’s experience and expertise as a health care administrator will help lead Chesapeake Regional through this time of unprecedented change in the health care industry,” said Bob Oman, chairman of the Chesapeake Hospital Authority board. “I am confident that his knowledge and leadership skills will guide us through the challenges ahead, helping Chesapeake Regional preserve its independence and maintain its focus on patient satisfaction and quality improvement.”

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., a master’s in public health and corporate management from the University of California in Berkeley, Calif., a master’s in theology and health care mission from St. Louis University’s Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, and a doctorate in public health. He is a delegate of the American Hospital Association and a fellow of both the National Health Foundation and National Committee for Quality Health Care.

A resident of California, Bastone and his wife Julie, have four children.

The Chesapeake Hospital Authority is an 11-member board of area citizens that oversees the operations of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and its anchor facility, Chesapeake General Hospital.