New Vice President for Medical Affairs Joins NorthBay Healthcare Team

Mitesh Patel, M.D, a well-respected hospital administrator with a background in emergency medicine, is NorthBay Healthcare’s new vice president of medical affairs.

“Dr. Patel is the right person at the right time for us,” said NorthBay Healthcare Group President Deborah Sugiyama. “As we prepare to open our trauma center at NorthBay Medical Center, his experience and insight will be extremely helpful.”

A native of Sacramento, Dr. Patel completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, and earned his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences at Chicago Medical School. He completed an emergency medicine residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

He began practicing in the field of emergency medicine in 1995 in Bakersfield until he chose to return to academics to obtain a master’s degree in business administration. He was appointed vice president and chief medical officer at Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield in 2004. In 2008 he became chief operating officer for the Truxtun campus, a position he held until his departure from Mercy in February 2011.

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