Joseph "Joe" DeSchryver, Chief Executive Officer
Joseph “Joe” DeSchryver, Chief Executive Officer, has over 16 years of experience of operating acute care hospitals and affiliated entities in California and Florida. Prior to HCA Healthcare, he was part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation where he served as Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo since 2013. He has been involved in various community boards and charitable causes including: board member of CenCal, a managed Medi-Cal provider for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, founding member of Family Clinic SLO, and board member of Economic Vitality Corporation of SLO County
In 2016, he was chosen as one of ten CEO’s nationwide to the Tenet Council of CEOs and has received the Tenet Healthcare Circle of Excellence Award multiple times. In 2006, DeSchryver was recognized as a Top 20 Under 40 by The Tribune Newspaper and again in 2009 by Pacific Coast Business Times as a Top 40 Under 40.
Joe earned his bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Southern California and his masters of health services administration and masters of business administration from Arizona State University.
Gary Purushotham, Chief Operating Officer
Gary Purushotham serves as chief operating officer (COO) of Good Samaritan Hospital. As COO, Gary has administrative oversight of hospital operations at Good Sam and Mission Oaks. He is directly responsible for the improvement of the hospital’s facilities and oversees all construction and renovation projects. In addition, he assists with strategic planning and program development.
Purushotham has served in various roles at HCA Healthcare facilities during the past 12 years. He most recently served in a dual role as chief operating officer and ethics and compliance officer for Del Sol Medical Center, a 347-bed, two-campus medical center that also includes Las Palmas Medical Center in El Paso. Under Purushotham’s leadership, Del Sol Medical Center was recognized as a Joint Commission Top Performer on key quality measures for five years in a row, as a Bariatric Center for Excellence and is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. He holds a master of health administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and a master of science and industrial engineering from the University of Texas in El Paso, Texas.
Ronald L. Kaufman, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Ronald L. Kaufman joins Good Samaritan Hospital after most recently serving as CMO for Tenet Healthcare Corporation’s Western Region, where he led 22 hospitals. Dr. Kaufman was previously Chief of Staff at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, and Associate Vice President for Health Affairs and Associate Vice Dean at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He is a graduate of UCLA, received his MBA from USC, and went to medical school at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Kaufman is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, and is a Certified Physician Executive and Certified Healthcare Executive.
Mark Brown, Chief Nursing Officer
Mark Brown is the chief nursing officer of Good Samaritan. Brown joined Good Samaritan having served in various nursing leadership roles at several Bay Area hospitals. In his most recent role with Seton Medical Center, a 337-bed acute care hospital in Daly City, he served as the hospital's chief nursing officer. During his tenure, he helped improve Seton's CMS rating from two to four stars. He was also instrumental in increasing the hospital’s Leapfrog rating from a D to B and raising Seton’s HCAHPS scores in 11 out of 11 metrics by 2.2 percent. Brown also served as a regional director for the East Bay Regional Planning Center at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, CA. The center was responsible for staffing, bed control and patient placement at all inpatient nursing departments at Sutter hospitals within the East Bay region. As a veteran of the US Army, Brown served as a non-commissioned officer and a medic for more than a decade. He holds both a masters and bachelor’s in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing.