SAN RAMON, Calif. – January 11, 2012 San Ramon Regional Medical Center announced recently that San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Chief Richard Price has been appointed as a member of its Hospital Governing Board.
Kulveen Sachdeva, M.D., chairperson of the Hospital Governing Board, said, “The San Ramon Hospital Governing Board is proud that Richard Price will serve on its board. As Fire Chief, he and his department work hand-in-hand with the hospital to save lives in our community. Richard will bring to the board his expertise and commitment to community service.”
Richard Price, a Danville resident and 32-year fire service veteran, has served as San Ramon Valley Fire Chief since July 2008, and the Assistant Fire Chief for the two years prior from 2006 to 2008. He joined the San Ramon Valley District after working 25 years as a Fire Fighter in San Mateo County.
The East Bay American Heart Association recently selected Fire Chief Price as the 2012 “Heart of Gold” honoree for his significant contribution to the advancement of cardiovascular disease protection. In January 2011, the San Ramon Valley Fire District, lead by Chief Price, released an innovative new location-aware mobile phone application that empowers everyday citizens to provide life-saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Application users who have indicated they are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can now be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR.
Chief Price holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University Hayward. He is a California State Certified Fire Chief, an internationally certified Chief Fire Officer, and a Certified Special District Administrator. He completed a four-year Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Maryland; graduated from the Harvard University Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, the Strategic Management of Public Organizations Program at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.
Chief Price is the president of the PulsePoint Foundation, a non-profit organization established to guide, enhance and expand the reach of the PulsePoint CPR notification mobile phone application. He is a past president of Leadership San Ramon Valley and a board member of the One Hundred Club of Contra Costa County.
Other members of the San Ramon Regional Medical Center Governing Board are the following: Joseph P. Colmery, board secretary/treasurer; Jon Fernandez; Dennis Garrison; Michael Gottlieb, M.D.; Mary Hartman, M.D.; Roz Hirsch; Michael Kazemi, M.D.; Béla Kenessey, M.D.; Angus MacNaughton; Greg McCoy; Tom Philbert, M.D.; F. Anderson Rowe, M.D.; Susanna Schlendorf; and Michael Wynn, M.D., board vice chairperson.
San Ramon Regional Medical Center is a 123-bed, full-service, acute care hospital recognized for its quality care, service and technology. The hospital offers 24-hour emergency, medical and surgical services. Programs include: Birthing Center, blood conservation, Breast Center, 24-hour pediatrics care, cardiovascular care, cancer care, orthopedics, and Primary Stroke Center. The hospital recently opened its newly expanded Emergency Department; the San Ramon Regional Plaza, a medical office building in the Gale Ranch Shopping Center; and the Pleasanton Diagnostic Imaging Center. The hospital opened in 1990, and is located at 6001 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA 94583. The hospital telephone number is 925.275.9200 and the website is www.OurSanRamonHospital.com. San Ramon Regional Medical Center is part of Tenet Healthcare, based in Dallas, Texas.