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.