Terry A. Belmont
Terry A. Belmont oversees UC Irvine Medical Center, the main campus of UC Irvine Health, in Orange, Calif., and its licensed ambulatory facilities in Orange, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Anaheim and Santa Ana. UC Irvine Medical Center is a 412-bed acute care hospital and top tertiary care center that has been ranked among America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 12 consecutive years. It is Orange County’s only university hospital, serving as the main teaching facility for UC Irvine Health School of Medicine and delivering the finest evidence-based care to patients throughout the region.
Since his arrival in 2009, Belmont has led several expansion and renovation projects. He helped open the state-of the-art UC Irvine Douglas Hospital and led the development of a patient-centered healing garden and a 7-story clinical laboratory building. Belmont recently launched a 10-year facility master planning project for facility development at UC Irvine Medical Center and clinics throughout Orange County. Later this year, he will unveil the newly renovated Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Orange County’s only national Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. Belmont will also open doors to the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, which will relocate in the fall. The 70,000 square foot facility will provide access to sight-saving treatments and therapies for eye disorders.
In 2010, Belmont initiated the creation of UC Irvine Health’s first integrated strategic plan to create a campus-wide vision for excellence and unified approach to addressing the dynamic changes facing the health care industry. Under his leadership, UC Irvine Medical Center also implemented a Lean Six Sigma program that has improved operational efficiencies and sparked a culture of measurable performance and innovation. To improve the patient experience, Belmont also launched the medical center’s Care Connect Program.
Prior to joining UC Irvine Medical Center, Belmont served as CEO of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital from 2006-2009. He has also served as president and chief executive officer in several entities, including St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, Pacific Health Resources, California Hospital Medical Center and HealthForward. From 1999-2006, he was senior vice president at Kaiser Permanente in the San Diego and Inland Empire regions.
Belmont’s substantial community involvement includes board positions with the Orange County World Affairs Council, Southern California College of Optometry, American Heart Association and Children’s Fund. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Redlands. Belmont received his master’s in public health with a major in hospital administration from UC Berkeley, and a bachelor’s in business from the University of Redlands.