Richard Afable, M.D., M.P.H.

Richard Afable, MD, MPH, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, an independent, faith-based, not-for-profit, tertiary care hospital system located in Newport Beach, California. Hoag is the largest provider of secondary and tertiary care services for the 3.1 million residents of Orange County, California

Hoag, which is a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence — one of only ten hospitals in California with this designation — has more than 5,000 employees. Its hospitals in Newport Beach and Irvine have received numerous awards for patient satisfaction, service, quality, and palliative care. Hoag has a AA credit rating by Standard & Poor’s, with $1.5B in assets and $800M in net patient revenue for 2012.

Dr. Afable is the senior executive responsible for all aspects of hospital operations and quality of care. Dr. Afable reports directly to the Hoag Board of Trustees and he directs a 23-member executive leadership team.

He is also responsible for a significant philanthropic effort, directing the Hoag Hospital Foundation along with a senior executive and staff. In addition, Dr. Afable is responsible for the provision of hospital-sponsored outreach services and is accountable for achieving community benefit goals, as determined by the Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Hoag in 2005, Dr. Afable was Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Catholic Health East, a 31-hospital, multi-state healthcare system on the east coast. Responsibilities included quality of care, clinical integration, physician relationships, and managed care coordination across the system. He served as a member of CHE’s Senior Management Team and was staff to the CHE Board of Trustees.

Dr. Afable is board certified in Internal Medicine and has added qualification in Geriatric Medicine. He received his BS degree from Loyola University in Chicago and an MD from the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine.

He obtained a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Illinois and a certificate in business administration from Villanova University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.