PEACH’s Founding President/CEO to Retire in First Quarter of 2020

On June 11, Rob Curry, board chair of Private Essential Access Community Hospitals (PEACH) – California’s association of community safety net hospitals announced that its founding President and Chief Executive Officer, Catherine K. Douglas, will retire within the first quarter of 2020.

“For more than 25 years, Catherine Douglas has been an invaluable leader in policy development and advocacy on behalf of California’s community safety net hospitals and the vulnerable communities we serve,” said Curry.

Douglas has been PEACH’s president and CEO since the organization was founded in January of 1994. A nationwide search for her replacement is currently under way and interested candidates can inquire at and view the full job description here.

Throughout her tenure at PEACH, Douglas has been instrumental in the development of statewide policies and legislation to stabilize community safety net hospitals and ensure they can continue providing low-income communities throughout California with high-value and culturally sensitive care at the right time in the right setting.

Read the full news release here.