Name deletion | Steven Salyer as Head of Watsonville Community Hospital – Santa Cruz Sentinel


Steven Salyer has been named the new CEO of Watsonville Community Hospital, effective July 6, according to a statement from the hospital.

Salyer, who has 14 years of hospital management experience, comes to Watsonville from UP Health System – Marquette, a 222-bed specialty and level 2 trauma hospital in Marquette, Michigan, affiliated with Duke University School. of Medicine. As COO, Salyer oversaw all operations of the UP Health System – Marquette Auxiliary Hospital, including Cancer Center, Cardiology Service Line, Employee Physician Clinics, Medical Center surgery and imaging centers. Previously, Salyer was CEO of Sebastian River Medical Center in Sebastian, Florida, and COO of Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Florida.

Prior to starting his career in healthcare, Salyer served as a captain in the United States Marine Corps for five years, both in peacetime and in combat support operations in Iraq.

Hélène Aldana selected

Helen Aldana, chair of the board of directors of Senderos, has been selected for the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Leadership Institute. This week-long program brings together emerging and established artists and arts administrators from across the country for intensive training in nonprofit arts management and leadership development through the prism of Latinx arts and culture.

Aldana, one of 38 people selected for the program, works as the Outreach and Inclusion Manager at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

Flavia Oliveira joins VSCC

Visit Santa Cruz County has announced that Flavia Oliveira has joined the team as the new Director of Sales and Marketing, effective immediately. Oliveira brings to this role over a decade of hospitality experience, in addition to having worked with a destination marketing organization.

Flavia Oliveira

Previously, Oliveira was Sales Manager at the Paradox Hotel in Santa Cruz. She started her career as an intern in the hospitality industry in Brazil. she won the 40 Under 40 Award from ConnectMeetings in 2019. In 2015, she was nominated for the President’s Circle Award with Marriott International.

In her new role at VSCC, Oliveira will be responsible for sales in the areas of digital promotions, conferences and meetings, weddings and cooperation opportunities for local tourism related businesses, among other tasks.

Grant awarded

Community Bridges will receive $ 48,122 to plan, develop and implement the edible garden project to benefit low-income children in the central California coast, according to the office of Representative Jimmy Panetta.

Since 1977, Community Bridges’ goal has been to provide essential services, provide equitable access to resources and defend health and dignity at every stage of life, according to its website.

“I am pleased to report that the United States Department of Agriculture has made critical investments to increase access to safe and nutritious food for students and communities on the Central Coast,” Panetta said in a prepared statement. .

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