In 1923, 14 hospitals came together to form the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), the first such organization west of the Mississippi. Since its founding, HASC has played an influential role in medical issues throughout the state, including legal considerations. In 1937, the Legislature's authorization of Blue Cross Plans occurred primarily due to the persuasive efforts of HASC. Ten years later, the organization assisted in achieving development of non-profit hospitals with state funds through amendment of the state constitution. More recently, HASC created the Nursing Workforce Initiative to encourage registration in nursing programs and collaboration between hospitals and schools. Now the association encompasses 180 hospitals throughout the Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange counties. About Greg Angle: As the CEO of Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California, Greg Angle brings nearly three decades of experience to his position. Previously, he served as an executive for numerous other medical institutions, including Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital in Arizona and the Seton Medical Center in Texas. He is a member of the United Hospital Association and the Hospital Association of Southern California.
A successful health care executive who currently serves as president of HCA’s Mountain Division, Greg Angle enjoys a variety of hobbies when he is not working. The father of three children, Greg Angle spends much of his free time with his family and enjoys traveling, golfing, and snow skiing. Typical ski trips require gloves, mittens, pants, jackets, goggles, boots, skis, bindings, a helmet, and poles, as well as other accessories depending on the ski location and the weather. Buying new ski equipment is often overwhelming due to the wide range of performance features, sizes, and price points from which skiers can choose. When it comes to skis, the biggest factor in determining what to buy is the style of skiing the buyer will be doing. Skiers who enjoy traversing the entire mountain need different skis than those who are focusing just on freestyle skiing. Finding the right boot is equally as important when buying ski equipment. Wear one pair of light- to medium-weight socks, and look for boots that fit snugly, keeping the heel in place when the ankle and knee are flexed forward. Ski boots stiffen in the cold, so avoiding boots with pressure points will ensure a more comfortable ride. Finally, when buying poles, hold the arms at the sides of the body, bend the elbow at a 90-degree angle, and measure from the thumbs to the floor to get the proper pole size. Just as with skis, poles vary in length depending on style, agility, and the type of skiing.
Greg Angle serves as the president of HCA Mountain Division, overseeing hospitals in Alaska, Idaho, and Utah. Furthermore, Greg Angle has dedicated his time to serving on the boards of hospital associations, including The American Hospital Association. The American Hospital Association (AHA), a promoter of quality healthcare, recently came out with an exclusive endorsement of Avatar Solutions’ set of healthcare survey tools. The suite is referred to as “Health Care Survey Tools: Employee Engagement, Exit, New Hire, Physician, Patient Experience/Satisfaction, and Culture of Safety.” It was awarded the official AHA endorsement because of its track record of enhancing operations at hospitals and healthcare organizations that are members of the AHA. The Avatar Solutions suite has been praised for the comprehensive array of tools it offers. Avatar Solutions was recognized in 2006 when its Employment Engagement Survey received the AHA seal of approval. In 2007 and 2011 Avatar Solutions received further endorsements for its Exit and Physician Surveys, respectively.
Healthcare Management, Business Administration, Executive Management
Greg Angle, currently the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Los Robles Regional Medical Center, sits on the Alliance for the Arts board in Thousand Oaks, California. He additionally serves on the Board of Trustees for the Hospital Association of Southern California. The Alliance for the Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization based in Thousand Oaks, California, that functions as the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's main fundraising component. Dedicated to promoting cultural enrichment in Thousand Oaks, the Alliance focuses on developing and improving the Civic Arts Plaza, which serves as the community's central visual and performing arts hub. Each year, the Alliance gathers and disburses approximately $750,000, which benefits various initiatives at the Scherr Forum and Fred Kavli Theatres. The organization's subsidies reduce ticket costs for productions and events, allowing more patrons to experience theatre.In addition to supporting theatre productions and their operational and maintenance expenses, the Alliance for the Arts develops endowment funds for a variety of special community programs. Other initiatives on the Alliance's agenda include supporting educational activities and grants.
Gregory Angle's first exposure to the field of health care management came shortly after he earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona in 1983. Working with a management consulting firm, he participated in a number of projects for various health care providers in areas such as strategic planning, the design of joint ventures, new program development, physician practice management, and capital financing. In the years since, Gregory Angle has built a career of leadership and achievement in health care management. In 1986, Gregory Angle earned his Master's degree in Health Services Administration from Arizona State University, and in 1988, he began working in executive positions at investor-owned hospitals in the West, including hospitals in Arizona, Nevada and Texas. During his tenure, he successfully coordinated of the health care needs of the communities served by the various hospitals and the requirements of the corporations that owned them. In August 1998, Gregory Angle began serving in senior executive positions for Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic-sponsored health system, initially as Vice President Operations/CEO of Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Later, he became the Senior Vice President and CEO of the Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, one of four hospitals sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. In 2006, Angle was appointed CEO of the Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital, another of the four and also located in Tucson. As CEO of two Carondelet hospitals, Gregory Angle was responsible for a number of successful outcomes, such as taking specific steps to improve relations between the hospitals and its physicians, creating joint ventures to partner with physicians in providing expanded and enhanced surgical services to the community, improving clinical outcomes, expanding facilities, and increasing profitability. Gregory Angle is currently serving as CEO of the Los Robles Regional Medical Center of Thousand Oaks, California. In addition to his daily responsibilities, he also serves on various healthcare boards, including the Board for the Hospital Association of Southern California and the Board of Trustees of the United Hospital Association.
President and CEO at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California, Greg Angle is a proud supporter of the arts, culture, and entertainment in the greater Thousand Oaks community. Mr. Angle serves on the board of directors for the Alliance for the Arts, a nonprofit fundraising organization dedicated to resource development and enhancement of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, designed by acclaimed architect Antoine Predock, is the largest performing arts venue between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The complex includes the Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts, the Scherr Forum Theatre, and offices for local community and cultural organizations. With more than 400 annual performances, the Center features outstanding acts including touring Broadway musicals, international ballet, classical symphonic performances, folk and modern dance companies, and gallery exhibitions by local and international artists. Due to the efforts of Greg Angle and fellow board members, the Alliance for the Arts raises about $750,000 annually in support for the marketing, programming, and basic operations of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. To learn about upcoming events and performances at the Plaza, visit http://www.toaks.org/cap/tickets/events/default.asp.