April 11, 2012 — The prestigious John Brock Community Service Award will be presented to Jon Van Boening on Sept. 6, 2012 at Seven Oaks County Club. Van Boening is President and Chief Executive Officer of Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, and also serves as the Senior Vice President, Operations for the California central valley service area of Dignity Health.
Van Boening's career at Bakersfield Memorial began in 1993, and since that time he has led the growth of the hospital in all general, professional and support services, including the successful affiliation with Catholic Healthcare West, prior to the recent evolution to Dignity Health.
Van Boening originally joined Bakersfield Memorial as Vice President, Operations and led several strategic and restructuring programs that have allowed Memorial to become and remain a cutting edge leader in healthcare services in its market. While in his role as Vice President, Operations, Van Boening also served as the Administrator for the Central California Heart Institute at Bakersfield Memorial. In this capacity, he developed the Catholic Healthcare West Central California Cardiac Center of Excellence, and directed the program to achieving national recognition by HCIA/Sachs as a "Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospital" nationwide for three consecutive years in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to joining Bakersfield Memorial, Van Boening was Chief Executive Officer and Partner of Bakersfield Drug Company, Inc., a retail pharmacy chain with nine stores, and also worked as a pharmacist in Wyoming for several years.
Van Boening graduated from the University of the Pacific with a Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy. He also earned a Master of Science in Administration - Healthcare Management from California State University, Bakersfield. He has held pharmacy licenses in California and Wyoming, and is a Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE) with the American College of Healthcare Executives. In addition, Van Boening maintains many professional and community affiliations, including but not limited to Diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Pi Alpha Alpha (Honorary Society of Public Administrators), Healthcare Roundtable (Chief Executive Officers), Member of the National Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society, past President of the United Way of Kern County Governing Board, 25-year concurrent member of Bakersfield Downtown Rotary, and a member of the Board of Directors and past president of Bakersfield Country Club.
Van Boening lives in Bakersfield with his wife Phillis. He has four grown children, and has been blessed with seven grandchildren.
The sponsoring organization of this event is the Executive Advisory Council of CSUB's School of Business and Public Administration. The Council is composed of approximately 25 business and community leaders who provide advice and support to the School.
Proceeds from the event help to fund the John Brock Endowment, which funds scholarships for students in CSUB's School of Business and Public Administration. Scholarships will be presented at the dinner to this year's four recipients.
Award recipients in the dinner's 25-year history are Lou and Sheryl Barbich, Gregory Bynum, Jim Burke, Morgan Clayton, Joan Dezember, Ray Dezember, Dr. John Forney, Harvey Hall, Don Hart, Susan Hersberger, Bernard Herman, Jimmie Icardo, Bob Karpe, George Martin, David Parker, Robert Price, John Pryor, Rev. Glenn Puder, Vincent Rojas, Jr., Mary K. Shell, Jerry Stanners, Joe D.Stevenson, Gene Voiland, Ray Watson Sr. and the inspiration for the award, John Brock Sr.
Tickets for the event are $150 per person. Corporate table sponsorships are also available. For further information and ticket purchases, call the CSUB School of Business and Public Administration at 661-654-2157.
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