New Leadership Appointments for UHS’ Southern California Hospitals and Southwest Healthcare System

Thursday, April 2, 2020
New Leadership Appointments for UHS’ Southern California Hospitals and Southwest Healthcare System

Brad Neet has been promoted to Group Vice President, Southern California for Universal Health Services’ Acute Care Division after serving as Southwest Healthcare System’s Chief Executive Officer since 2013. Neet succeeds Mike Fencel who retired on March 31 after 37 years in the healthcare industry, including six years at UHS.

Succeeding Neet, Jared Giles has been promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Healthcare System (SWHS), effective March 30, 2020. Giles assumes responsibility for overseeing operations at both the Rancho Springs Medical Center campus and Inland Valley Medical Center campus.

Brad Neet, Group Vice President, Southern California

Brad NeetAs Group Vice President, Neet will provide strategy, business and operational oversight for the company’s hospitals across the Southern California market, namely Temecula Valley Hospital, Southwest Healthcare System (Rancho Springs Medical Center and Inland Valley Medical Center campuses), Corona Regional Medical Center and Palmdale Regional Medical Center. Additionally, he will oversee the affiliated Ambulatory Care assets and growth strategies across the Southern California region.

Neet joined UHS in 2013 as CEO of Rancho Springs Medical Center. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to CEO of Southwest Healthcare System, overseeing strategic planning and operation of the delivery of care for both Inland Valley Medical Center and Rancho Springs Medical Center.

Prior to UHS, Neet held senior positions in healthcare administration, including serving as President and CEO for Mary Lanning Healthcare where he was responsible for the acute care hospital, a home health division and multiple provider clinics, including rural health outreach clinics and outpatient care facilities. Prior appointments included five years at Ascension St. Michael's Hospital in Stevens Point, Wis., six years at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo., and nine years at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, Texas.

Neet is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He earned his MBA from the University of Houston in Clear Lake, Texas, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind. He prides himself in community involvement and over the years has served as a board member of hospital associations, business councils, chambers and local nonprofit organizations. He values education and has provided community presentations on healthcare.

Jared Giles, Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Healthcare System

Jared GilesGiles joined SWHS in March 2012 as Chief Operating Officer of Rancho Springs and was promoted to oversee operations at both Rancho Springs and Inland Valley in 2014. Since joining SWHS, Giles has been instrumental in bringing new programs and services to the community, overseeing multiple construction projects, and providing leadership to local non-profit organizations, as well as contributing to the improved financial, quality and experience achievements at SWHS. Prior to SWHS, Giles served as Associate Administrator at Corona Regional Medical Center.

Giles has over 20 years of healthcare experience, having held leadership positions in for-profit, non-profit and faith-based organizations in Minnesota, Idaho and California. He earned his Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn., and his Bachelor of Science in Community Health/Business from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Giles holds Fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

About Corona Regional Medical Center

Corona Regional Medical Center, a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), is a 238-bed community hospital network comprised of a 160-bed acute care hospital and a 78-bed rehabilitation campus. CRMC is located in Riverside County – bordering Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties – offering healthcare to approximately 275,000 people.  Information about patient care or employment opportunities with Corona Regional Medical Center can be obtained by calling 951-737-4343 or visiting our website at People seeking help in finding a physician or specialist can contact our free physician referral service of CRMC at 800-882-4362.

About Inland Valley Medical Center – a Campus of Southwest Healthcare System

Inland Valley is the only hospital in the region to offer Level II Trauma Services, an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center, and a Total Joint Center with advanced certification from the Joint Commission for hip and knee surgery, as well core certification for shoulder surgery, and Spine Services Certified by The Joint Commission. Inland Valley is a nationally recognized center for weight-loss surgery by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program and was awarded the Blue Distinction for outstanding bariatric surgical services. Learn more at

About Palmdale Regional Medical Center

Opened in 2010, Palmdale Regional Medical Center is a 184-bed, acute care hospital located in Palmdale, Calif. One of Southern California’s newest hospitals and featuring all private patient rooms, Palmdale Regional provides high-quality, award-winning patient care to residents and visitors of the Antelope Valley and surrounding areas. Palmdale Regional is active in the community and regularly participates with the Antelope Valley Board of Trade, Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance, and other civic and governmental groups. Palmdale Regional believes in "Community Service Excellence" and supports nonprofit agencies such as the American Cancer Society®, American Heart Association® and other healthcare related organizations. For more information, please visit and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Rancho Springs Medical Center – a Campus of Southwest Healthcare System

Rancho Springs, awarded the Blue Distinction for Outstanding Maternity Care, features the largest Family Birth Center in the region, including a Rady Children’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The only hospital in SW Riverside County to offer pediatric ER Services from Rady Emergency Physicians for children 14 years and younger, Rancho Springs is also an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center, as well as the region’s first facility to perform virtually no-scar single-site procedures using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System. Learn more at

About Temecula Valley Hospital

Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH), with a 5 Star Medicare Hospital Compare rating, brings advanced technology, innovative programs, patient-centered and family sensitive care to area residents featuring 140 private patient rooms. TVH is the first Universal Health Services Hospital Emergency Department in the country to achieve accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) as a Geriatric Emergency Department. TVH specializes in advanced cardiac services, stroke care, general and surgical specialties and orthopedics as a recent Blue Distinction® Center Designation for Quality in Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries. TVH is nationally recognized for Patient Safety by the Leapfrog Group, with a 2017 Top Hospital Award and patients' consecutive ‘A’ Grades for Patient Safety in Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, and Fall 2016.  For more information please visit