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John Harris Named Group Vice President

JohnHarrisUniversal Health Services, Inc., one of the nation’s largest hospital management companies, has announced that John Harris has been named Group Vice President of the company’s Southern California market.

Mr. Harris will assume responsibility for oversight of Corona Regional Medical Center in Corona; Southwest Healthcare System, comprising Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar and Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta; Palmdale Regional Medical Center in Palmdale and Temecula Valley Hospital in Temecula (scheduled to open in summer of 2013). His first and immediate responsibility is to serve as interim CEO of Southwest Healthcare System until the current CEO search identifies his successor in that position.

Prior to joining UHS, Mr. Harris was Market CEO for Sierra Providence Health Network of El Paso, Texas, within the Tenet Healthcare Corporation. In six years Mr. Harris expanded the network from six to 25 facilities, including four hospitals and 21 freestanding facilities. Previous to that, he was CEO at Tenet’s Lake Pointe Medical Center in Rowlett, Texas.


Mr. Harris holds bachelor’s degrees in Business and Political Science from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. 


Marvin G. Pember, President of UHS’s Acute Care Division, said, “Throughout his career, John Harris has evidenced exceptional leadership skills in his positions as CEO of a number of acute medical/surgical hospitals. We are excited to welcome him to UHS and look forward to his strong leadership in our fast-growing Southern California market.”


Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, Universal Health Services, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest hospital management companies. UHS owns and operates, through its subsidiaries, 227 acute care and behavioral health hospitals and ambulatory centers across the country, in Puerto Rico and in the U.S. Virgin Islands.