Yuma Regional Medical Center Hires New Chief Executive Officer

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Ariz., has hired Robert Trenschel, DO, as chief executive officer. A veteran physician executive with 20 years of experience in healthcare and medical management, Dr. Trenschel will assume his new duties at Yuma Regional Medical Center on July 13.

“Dr. Trenschel brings an extensive clinical background, collaborative leadership style and a strong commitment to the hospital and the community,” said Jeff Andrews, chairman of the board for Yuma Regional Medical Center. “His experience as a medical provider and administrator will be a great asset to the hospital.”

Prior to joining Yuma Regional Medical Center, Dr. Trenschel served as executive vice president of Harris Health System and administrator for Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, Texas. Previously, he held the position of senior vice president of medical operations with Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, Wis., as well as vice president clinical operations and chief medical officer at Florida Community Health Centers in West Palm Beach, Fla.

“Yuma Regional Medical Center was looking for a dynamic, experienced executive to take their system to the next level,” said Laura Musfeldt, vice president of senior executive search for B. E. Smith. “Dr. Trenschel’s proven track record and leadership experience were the perfect match.”

Dr. Trenschel earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and completed his residency in general preventive medicine and public health at Palm Beach County Health Department. He holds a Master of Public Health from Florida International University. Dr. Trenschel completed the America’s Essential Hospitals Fellowship in integrated delivery systems and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Fellowship in national health policy. He is a member of the AOA and American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

About Yuma Regional Medical Center:

Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is a 406-bed, not-for-profit hospital dedicated to providing outstanding medical care to the residents of Yuma and the surrounding communities in southwestern Arizona. The YRMC team includes over 2,000 employees, 300 medical providers and hundreds of volunteers who work closely together to create a welcoming, caring and compassionate environment for patients and their families. For more information, please visit http://www.yumaregional.org.

About B. E. Smith:

Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service healthcare executive search firm and one of the top-ranked providers of senior-level leadership services including Interim Leadership, Executive Search and Advisory Services. Veteran healthcare recruiters and regional healthcare experts partner with each client to create customized solutions. B. E. Smith’s proven methodology has resulted in the recent placement of more than 1,000 leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. The firm utilizes a comprehensive sourcing strategy incorporating the latest marketing techniques, association partnerships, social networking and one of the largest databases of skilled senior-level healthcare executives in the industry to deliver immediate results in today’s complex healthcare environment. For more information, visit BESmith.com or call 855-254-8261.


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