Saddleback Memorial Medical Center Appoints new Chief Financial Officer


Saddleback Memorial Medical Center has announced the hiring of Adolfo Chanez as the new chief financial officer. He will oversee financial operations including financial reporting, budgeting, patient business services, and medical records management.

Most recently Chanez was senior vice president/chief financial officer at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach. Prior to that he was employed as corporate vice president at MemorialCare and chief financial officer at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, a sister hospital to Saddleback Memorial.

“We are in an era that requires forward thinking to effectively and efficiently meet the healthcare needs of our community and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center is well prepared to develop solutions that meet the challenges in our industry,” says Chanez. “I’m excited about the opportunity to be an integral part of forging the future health care delivery in our market,” he adds.

Chanez serves as Vice Chair on the Board of the Private Essential Access Community Hospitals (“PEACH”) organization, a state-wide hospital advocacy organization. He received his bachelor degree in business administration from Loyola Marymount University and holds a California CPA license.

“We are pleased to have Mr. Chanez join our administrative team and help us meet the goals of delivering exceptional healthcare to our community,” says Steve Geidt, CEO, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.

A resident of Placentia in Orange County, in his spare time Chanez enjoys marathon running, golf, outdoor activities and spending time with his wife, grown children and grandchildren.