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, 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.
Omar Chughtai, Chief Operating Officer
Omar Chughtai joined Good Samaritan Hospital, as Chief Operating Officer, in 2017. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer at West Hills Hospital in Southern California. He has also served in administrative roles at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, Virginia and has been an employee of HCA since 2008 . He graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Commonwealth University with a Masters in Healthcare Administration.
Jody Dial, Chief Financial Officer
Jody Dial comes to Good Samaritan Hospital from Timpanogos Regional Hospital where he served as CFO since 2012. Prior to that he was Controller for HCA’s Mountain Division, where he identified cost management opportunities, enabled growth initiatives and supported nine hospitals. Mr. Dial has a varied financial background including international acquisitions and capital management. He is a graduate of Idaho State University.
Wendy Foad, Chief Nursing Officer
Wendy Foad comes to Good Samaritan Hospital from Stanford Health Care, where she worked as Associate Chief Nursing Officer, and served as Interim Vice President, Patient Care Services and CNO from 2016 to 2017. Foad previously was the Clinical Manager of Palo Alto Medical Foundation. In the UK, she served as Nurse Manager, Medicine at Royal Surrey Country Hospital. She is a graduate of the Chamberlain College of Nursing, and also has a master’s degree from Surrey University. Foad is a Registered Nurse and is Board Certified as a Nurse Executive Advanced.
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.