MemorialCare Health System CEO Receives Pacesetter Award

Dec 14, 2010, 15:12 ET from MemorialCare Health System

Barry Arbuckle Recognized for Exceptional Leadership

FOUNTAIN VALLEY and LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smart Business Network and Chase Bank selected MemorialCare Health System President & CEO Barry Arbuckle, Ph.D. recipient of the Pacesetter Award for exceptional leadership.


"The Smart Leaders program honoring Dr. Arbuckle recognizes top business leaders in major metropolitan areas for setting the pace throughout the U.S.," says Dustin Klein, executive editor, Smart Business Network. "Healthcare is a major economic driver, and MemorialCare is making a significant impact as a renowned pioneer and innovator in best-practice medicine, clinical information systems and financial management."

MemorialCare Health System, with $2 billion in annual revenues, is a nationally recognized not-for-profit integrated delivery system. With 10,000 employees and 2,300 physicians in Southern California, MemorialCare includes Long Beach Memorial Medical Center; Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach; Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley; and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills and San Clemente. These medical centers — serving nearly 4 million people — fill critical community needs as either the area's major tertiary provider, region's only children's hospital, sole community hospital, or located in communities experiencing significant growth. MemorialCare also includes Graduate Medical Education, clinical training, research programs and philanthropic foundations with over $200 million in assets.

Under Dr. Arbuckle's leadership, MemorialCare experienced unprecedented growth and financial performance, and continuing prominence regionally and nationally. Accolades include HealthLeaders' Top U.S. Leadership Team, Hospitals & Health Networks' Most Wired Health System, Modern Healthcare's Top 100 Integrated Delivery Systems, Governance Institute's Best U.S. Governed Hospitals and numerous other honors.

His service on boards of directors includes March of Dimes California vice chair; Integrated Healthcare Association officer; VHA West Coast past chair; and Healthcare Leadership Council. He served as chair, California Hospital Association, one of the nation's largest healthcare trade associations. He speaks nationally and internationally on many topics, including The U.S. Healthcare System, Economic Comparisons of U.S. and International Healthcare, Solutions to Healthcare Delivery Challenges, Preparing for Health Reform and more.

Graduate of Missouri State University, Dr. Arbuckle earned his master's degree from Arizona State University, Ph.D. from University of North Carolina and serves on California State University Long Beach adjunct faculty. He is married with four children.

Smart Business Network's national multimedia company provides insight and strategy to executives and entrepreneurs, includes 19 regional management journals, Web properties and events. Chase, a leading global financial services firm, has operations in over 60 countries.

SOURCE MemorialCare Health System