We’re proud to announce that one of our leading physicians, Dr. Paul Yost, will begin serving as new board chair for Orange County health care system CalOptima on March 31. Dr. Yost will serve the remainder of soon-to-be former chair Mark Refowitz’s term, which runs through June 30 of this year, until another election is held.
Our CEO Kaveh Matin said, “We’re, of course, delighted that Dr. Yost was chosen to lead this great organization. Not only because it’s an honor to us as a medical group, but mainly because we know the kind of outstanding physician and leader he is. CalOptima is an important organization for our community, and it will be in capable, compassionate hands.”
Dr. Yost served on CalOptima’s Board from 2001 to 2009 and was reappointed August 2016. He’s also secretary treasurer for the Orange County Medical Association, serves as director of cardiothoracic anesthesia at St. Joseph and practices adult and pediatric anesthesiology there and at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).
This great doctor’s long list of accolades doesn’t stop there. Dr. Yost is former chief of staff and chair of anesthesiology at CHOC and former president of the California Society of Anesthesiologists. And he’s a founding member of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy and former mayor of the city of Seal Beach.
Dr. Yost said of the honor, “It’s an incredible honor for me to be allowed this opportunity to serve our community in such a profound way. I look forward to what the future holds for the organization, and I feel fortunate to have the chance to contribute to its wonderful mission.”
About CalOptima: A county organized health system, CalOptima provides publicly funded health care coverage for low-income children, adults, seniors and people with disabilities in Orange County, Calif. CalOptima’s mission is to provide high quality cost effective healthcare to its members. In total, CalOptima serves nearly 800,000 members with a network of more than 7,200 primary care doctors and specialists, as well as 30 hospitals.