Leadership

Leadership

Neerav Jadeja, Chief Executive Officer

Neerav Jadeja, Paradise Valley Hospital CEO, first joined the hospital in 2011. During his tenure, Paradise Valley Hospital has been named among the “Top 100 Hospitals in the Nation” twice by Truven Health Analytics (2014 & 2015). Paradise Valley Hospital is one of only 10 California hospitals to have received The Joint Commission “Top Performer” designation five years in a row (2011-2015), and the only one in San Diego County. Becker’s Hospital Review has recognized Paradise Valley Hospital as one of “49 hospitals with the lowest serious complication rates” in 2016, one of “57 hospitals with the lowest pneumonia 30-day mortality rates” in 2016, and one of “56 hospitals with the lowest heart failure mortality rates” in 2015.

Healthgrades has recognized Paradise Valley Hospital with its “Patient Safety Excellence Award” placing the hospital in the top 5% in the nation for patient safety in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Neerav was also recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as “Rising stars: 25 healthcare leaders under 40” in 2014.

Neerav spent the first six years of his career at Shands Healthcare, which is affiliated with the University of Florida, starting as an Administrative Resident and working his way up to the Chief Operating Officer at Shands LakeShore before leaving in 2008. From there he went to Southwest Healthcare System in Murrieta, California where he served as the Chief Operating Officer for Southwest’s Inland Valley and Rancho Springs hospitals.

“My plan is to ensure that Paradise Valley continues to provide high quality services for our community,” said Neerav.

Neerav grew up in Alabama and Florida. He obtained all three of his college degrees at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), beginning with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and then completing an MBA as well as a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration. Even though UAB is his alma mater, he is a huge fan of the University of Florida Gators from his time at Shands Healthcare. Neerav lives in San Diego with his wife, Nishma, and their two children. They enjoy all of the wonderful things Southern California has to offer from beaches to restaurants, and one of their favorite hobbies includes traveling. Neerav is an avid sports fan, and keenly follows football and basketball.


Max Owens, Chief Financial Officer

Max Owens, MBA, FHFMA, FACHE, is highly accomplished with 20+ years of experience increasing profits and positive cash flow within for-profit and non-profit organizations, and has demonstrated success in cost management, budgeting, business development and performance measurement. He has know-how in turning around financially challenged hospitals; he also had the unique first-hand involvement with New Orleans East Hospital, which was a replacement hospital from Hurricane Katrina. As that hospital's CFO he was instrumental in their startup process.

Max has traveled across the country to join us. His most recent position was CFO at Huntsville Memorial Hospital in Texas. As a key member of their Executive Management team, he played a role in the overall management of the corporation with day to day responsibilities for planning, implementing, controlling and managing all financial related activities. Prior tenures where Max has served include St. Marks Medical Center in Texas, Trinity Health System in North Dakota, Morristown Hamblen Healthcare System in Tennessee, and the Medical Center of Southeast Texas.


Gemma Rama-Banaag, Chief Nursing Officer

You can go home again.

When Gemma Rama-Banaag came back to Paradise Valley Hospital in early 2011, she was a familiar face to many PVH employees who remember her when she worked here from 2002 – 2008, first as a Nurse Educator, and then in Business Development as a Nurse Liaison, and finally as the Nurse Manager of the Rehab Care Unit. After a two-year absence, during which she was the Director of Nursing, and then Director of Clinical Services at Promise Hospital in San Diego, she is now back at PVH as our new Chief Nursing Officer.

Gemma has been a nurse for almost her whole life. She started as an ER nurse in the Philippines shortly after she finished her BSN at Philippine Union College in 1987. Since then she has worked as a nurse in Obstetrics, Long Term care, Med/Surg and Rehabilitation in Los Angeles and San Diego. In every facility and unit she has worked in, she has eventually taken on leadership roles: from being a charge nurse, to educator, to program coordinator, to manager, to Director, and finally CNO.

Her distinguished professional career is mirrored in a stellar academic career. The capstone projects for both her MBA and MSN degrees at the University of Phoenix were chosen by the university as best in class projects, and they are both used today as examples to students in those programs.

Gemma somehow finds the time to remain active with the Philippine Nurses Association of San Diego and volunteer at her church. She loves teaching and mentoring, and is an avid golfer and she loves to cook. Gemma is married to her husband Chester, and they have two sons. They currently live in the South Bay in Chula Vista.


Rosemarie Lim, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Rosemarie Lim, MD, works as a pulmonary and critical care consultant at Paradise Valley Hospital, in addition to her duties as the Chief Medical Officer here. She completed her medical doctorate at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in 1989 where she completed a rotating internship in internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, family medicine, and psychiatry. She continued her medical education in the United States, finishing in 1996 with a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at the Center for Health Sciences at the University of California Los Angeles. Soon after she started working at Paradise Valley starting in 1998, and she has been here ever since.

Dr. Lim is board certified in critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine, and internal medicine. She holds licenses to practice medicine in California, Texas and Illinois.