Jones named REHAB Hospital CEO
The new president and chief executive officer of Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific is Edward Clair Jones, who was the hospital's program manager from 1977 to 1987.
His appointment takes effect in mid-September. He replaces Fujio Matsuda, who has served as interim president and chief executive officer since Stuart Ho retired last month.
Jones previously was system director for Sharp HealthCare Rehabilitation Services in San Diego. He had been there since 1991, responsible for strategic planning and development of an integrated rehabilitation program across all levels of care, including six hospitals, 70 rehab beds and six outpatient clinics.
He also taught graduate-level courses at San Diego State University and recently served as president of the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation.
Before joining Sharp HealthCare Rehabilitation Services, he directed rehabilitation for Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas, Calif.
As program manager at REHAB Hospital of the Pacific, he was responsible for program development, fiscal performance, marketing, quality assurance and staffing for the Injured Workers' Center and Pain Center.
"We welcome Clair back to the REHAB family after so many years," said John Komeiji, chairman of the REHAB Board of Directors. "His wealth of experience on the mainland working in various leadership capacities will serve REHAB and our patients well."
REHAB has a 100-bed hospital and seven outpatient clinics serving people with physical and cognitive disabilities.