New Chief Executive Officer Named At Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center

Joseph DeSchryver, 43, has been named Chief Executive Officer at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. He replaces Candace Markwith, who retired after nearly nine years at Sierra Vista. His appointment is effective December 29, 2013.
For the past eight years DeSchryver has been Sierra Vista’s Chief Operating Officer where he had oversight of the hospital’s day to day operations and ancillary departments such as pathology, radiology, pharmacy and plant operations. During his more than eight year tenure in that role, Sierra Vista twice earned Tenet’s highest operational award, the Circle of Excellence and he also spearheaded green initiative that earned two regional awards for its environmental stewardship. DeSchryver also oversaw more than $40 million in construction and the successful implementation of the first-ever trauma center in San Luis Obispo County history.