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NCHS installs new board members

SAN MARCOS — North County Health Services NCHS), a nonprofit community healthcare organization, recently announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors. Jean Balgrosky, former chief information officer and senior vice president at Scripps Health; and Sheila Brown, chief clinical outreach officer at Palomar Pomerado Health, joined the board this spring.
While at Scripps Health, Balgrosky created and implemented an innovative IT Plan, focusing on integrating, enhancing, standardizing and consolidating the information technology and systems. She has authored many articles and speaks frequently at national healthcare professional society meetings. She earned both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from UCLA School of Public Health and plans to complete her studies and research for a Ph.D. in Public Health with a specialization in management information systems. Balgrosky is currently teaching a class at UCLA in Quality Improvement Informatics.
As Chief Clinical Outreach Officer at Palomar Pomerado Health, Brown oversees all PPH outpatient services, including Home Health, Behavioral Health, Rehabilitation, Wound Care Center, Diabetes Health, Employee Health and Skilled Nursing Facilities as well as Corporate and Employee Health Services. She was instrumental in offering the first licensed hospital-based retail healthcare centers in the state of California, PPH Express Care. Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from St. Louis University, and a master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She holds status as Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executive Association.
Also serving as board members are George Lopez, chair; Shohre Zahedi, vice-chair; Diane Seaberg, secretary; Rick Martinez, treasurer; and members Dr. Clyde H. (Bud) Beck, Jr., Adriana Andres-Paulson, Andrés Ramos Martin, Emigdio Lopez-Ramirez, Melissa Brown and Walt Steffen.
Board members will provide oversight during a milestone year for NCHS as it opens two new facilities and continues its mission to provide comprehensive, affordable and culturally sensitive medical care to families in North County.