Pablo Velez

Chief Executive Officer & Senior Vice President at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

Pablo Velez

Pablo Velez

Chief Executive Officer & Senior Vice President at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

Biography

"The Sharp Experience means providing the best possible care for our patients and their family members."

Pablo Velez, RN, PhD, is the chief executive officer and senior vice president of Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, a 343-bed acute-care facility and leading provider of health care services in San Diego's South Bay. As CEO, Dr. Velez is dedicated to assuring the highest quality of patient care and professional services, optimal utilization of the facility, development of successful physician relationships and the achievement of established financial objectives of the hospital.

A member of the Sharp Chula Vista team since 1996, Dr. Velez has held numerous leadership positions within the organization, including director of critical care services and vice president of patient care services, and has been responsible for the leadership and operations of the intensive care, post-anesthesia care and intermediate care units.

Dr. Velez began his health care career nearly 25 years ago as a nurse manager at the Boston VA Medical Center and served at several hospitals in progressive leadership positions in the Boston area before moving to San Diego. He earned his bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Puerto Rico, and holds a dual master's degree in critical care and nursing administration from the University of Massachusetts Boston, as well as a doctorate degree in nursing philosophy from the University of San Diego.

Dr. Velez served as the president of the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce in 2017, and received the Chamber’s 2014 Outstanding Business Leader of the Year and 2013 Visionary Leader of the Year awards.

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Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
Sharp Memorial Hospital

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Director at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

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Chief Nursing Officer at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Sharp HealthCare

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Executive Vice President, Hospital Operations at Sharp HealthCare

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Chief of Staff at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

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Chief of Staff at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

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Vice President, Board of Directors at Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce

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Chair at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

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Oncologist at Sharp HealthCare

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Member, Board of Directors at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

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Chief Executive Officer & Senior Vice President at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
Career History
Chief Executive Officer & Senior Vice President
1996 - Current

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center does more than care for our community With the largest selection of health care services in San Diego's South Bay, it brings wellness and healing close to home. And as a Designated Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital, you'll receive the compassionate care you've come to expect from the Sharp HealthCare family.

Senior Vice President & Chief Executive Officer Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
Current

Sharp HealthCare provides medical and healthcare services. It offers services in the areas of advance care planning, alcohol, drug dependency, bloodless medicine, cancer treatment, diabetes and eating disorders. The company was founded by William Haffey in 1946 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

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The new Sharp Memorial Hospital opened in January 2009. The 368-bed hospital features private patient rooms, sleeper sofas for loved ones, state-of-the-art surgery suites and the largest and most modern emergency and trauma center in San Diego. Sharp Memorial, part of the Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus, is also a MAGNET® hospital for nursing and patient care excellence. This designation is the “gold standard” for patient care and nursing excellence and it is the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Only 22 hospitals in California are MAGNET hospitals. Sharp Memorial has been a part of San Diego health care history for more than 50 years. It continues to be at the forefront of medical technology and patient satisfaction. Sharp Memorial Hospital’s unique features include: Advanced emergency care Family-centered care High-tech surgical suites and ICU patient rooms Hospital healing garden Private patient rooms Sharp Memorial Hospital’s programs and services include: 24-hour trauma center Arts for Healing Program Experienced surgeons in robotic surgery Experts in heart, thoracic and vascular care Orthopedic specialists and the latest joint replacement procedures Sharp Multi-Organ Transplant Center The Cancer Institute: San Diego’s premier cancer treatment center Weight-loss surgery Wide range of rehabilitation programs

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Sharp HealthCare provides medical and healthcare services. It offers services in the areas of advance care planning, alcohol, drug dependency, bloodless medicine, cancer treatment, diabetes and eating disorders. The company was founded by William Haffey in 1946 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

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