Washington Hospital Healthcare System CEO to retire, ending 25-year tenure: 6 notes

Fremont, Calif.-based Washington Hospital Healthcare System CEO Nancy D. Farber will retire in six months after 25 years in the post.

Six notes:

1. Ms. Farber has worked at the health system for 35 years, becoming CEO in 1994.

2. During her tenure, the hospital expanded several programs, established the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute and the Institute for Joint Restoration and Research and opened the Morris Hyman Critical Care Pavilion, a 224,800-square-foot medical facility.

3. She also spearheaded a strategic affiliation with University of California-San Francisco Health in 2013.

4. Ms. Farber played a key role in pushing legislation to prevent the sale of assets of any district hospital in California to private entities without a public vote.

5. She joined Washington Hospital in Fremont as chief of strategic management in 1984.

6. Ms. Farber submitted her 180-day notice to the board May 1, and the board will now search for her successor.

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