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Steven A. Escoboza

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Steven A. Escoboza

President and Chief Executive Officer
Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties
hospital and health systems administration
state and local health boards and committees
improvement of access to health care
HMOs and health insurance plans


Steven (Steve) A. Escoboza is president and CEO of the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties, a nonprofit trade association representing hospitals and health systems. Escoboza participates in the California Healthcare Association's Executive Management Group, attends meetings of the American Hospital Association Region Nine Policy Board and serves on the Conference of Metropolitan Hospitals Association Board. Locally, Escoboza is active on a number of state and local health-related boards and committees. Prior to joining the Healthcare Association, Escoboza held several leadership positions with the County of San Diego, including interim director of the County of San Diego's Health and Human Services Agency and director of the Improving Access to Healthcare Initiative. Escoboza's county career also includes serving as president and CEO for the Community Health Plan, a Knox-Keene licensed HMO in the County of Los Angeles' Department of Health Services; director of health care services for the County of Santa Barbara; and assistant director for the Department of Health Services for the County of San Diego. Escoboza has a master's degree in public health from UCLA and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Cal State University. He is an alum of the Public Health Leadership Institute Scholar's Program at the Universities of California at Berkeley and Los Angeles; and of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Ga. Escoboza also was a fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and completed the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems' fellows program.

5575 Ruffin Road, Suite 225
San Diego  California  92123
United States
Office Phone: 
(619) 614-0200
Office Fax: 
(619) 614-0201


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