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January 18, 2015 (La Mesa)--Sharp Grossmont Hospital has announced that Scott Evans, Pharm.D, MHA, has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the 540-bed acute care hospital in East San Diego County.

Evans leaves the CEO positions he held at Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital. In addition to these leadership positions, he has held various roles at USC over the past 16 years, including Chief Operating Officer (2007-2012) and Director of Pharmacy (2004-2007). Combined, the two hospitals have a total of 471 beds, 3,000 employees, 1,000 physicians and an annual net revenue of $800 million.  

While at Keck USC and Norris Cancer Hospitals, Evans grew top line revenue by more than 50 percent over five years, led multiple construction projects and opened four major ambulatory centers. He also revitalized and re-engaged the employee workforce through an organization-wide cultural redesign, and initiated a department-specific and balanced scorecard that measured quality and financial performance, and achieved an “A” safety rating from The Leapfrog Group

Evans received his Master’s in Health Administration from USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy and is currently working towards his Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership degree at Pepperdine University.

“Scott’s proven leadership capabilities, belief in Sharp HealthCare’s seven Pillars of Excellence and The Sharp Experience, and commitment to community service make him an ideal CEO for Sharp Grossmont Hospital,” said Dan Gross, Executive Vice President, Hospital Operations, Sharp HealthCare.

Evans succeeds the late Michele Tarbet, who passed away after a short illness in July 2014. Tarbet had served as the hospital’s CEO since 1996.

Evans assumes his new post on February 16, 2015.

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