Dr. Steven Packer was appointed as President/Chief Executive Officer of Community Hospital Foundation and its related corporation in January 1999. Prior to this appointment Dr. Packer served as Chief of Staff at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (1997-1999) and was Medical Director of Community Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit for 11 years.
A graduate of UCSF School of Medicine; he also completed Internal Medicine training there. A pulmonary and critical care fellowship followed at UC Irvine, and he attended the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in 1999. In 2009, Dr. Packer was awarded a Walker-Sullivan Fellowship by the California Health Foundation and Trust, funding his study of mass casualty incident response in Israel.
In 2012 Dr. Packer served on “Let’s Get Healthy California Task Force”, a group convened by California’s Secretary of Health and Human Services. Dr. Packer is active in community and industry affairs and serves on the boards of the California Hospital Association (Immediate Past Chair), VHA West Coast, and NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company.