MARSHALL SELECTS SIRI NELSON AS CEO
May 8, 2019 — Placerville, CA - Marshall Medical Center has named Siri Nelson,
MHA, FACHE, CPA, as its new Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Nelson will
lead the 125-bed hospital with 1,800 employees, the largest employer in
El Dorado County.
The Marshall Hospital Board of Directors selected Nelson after a nationwide
search that produced a field of 100 applicants to the top post at the
Placerville hospital. Nelson is a native Californian whose most recent
position was as CEO at Renown Health’s South Meadows Medical Center
in Reno, Nevada. “Siri is a seasoned healthcare executive, one the
board found to be a great fit, given her 28 years of experience in rural
health,” says Gabrielle Marchini, chair of the Marshall Hospital
Board of Directors.
Nelson began her health care administration career in accounting and finance,
working at several community hospitals in the Sierra Foothills and the
Central Valley. She served as Chief Financial Officer and Interim CEO
at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, Chief Administrative Officer at
Sutter Lakeside in Lakeport and since 2017, as Chief Executive Officer
at South Meadows Medical Center in Reno.
Nelson will succeed James Whipple, who announced his retirement after leading
Marshall for the past 16 years. Whipple will oversee Nelson’s 6-month
transition into the role. “The Marshall Board of Directors recognizes
James’s impressive 38- year tenure at Marshall, including 16 years
as CEO. Marshall has thrived under his governance,” adds Marchini.
The nationwide search yielded 100 applicants, 11 of which were selected
to participate in onsite interviews. The process, which began in January
of this year, included several rounds of interview panels with representatives
from all layers of the organization: health care providers, patient care
staff, directors, senior leadership and members of the community on the
“This significant decision was one made collaboratively and with
the assurance of due diligence that will set the stage for Siri’s
success, continuing the high level of care and service at Marshall.”
Marshall Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare
provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall Medical
Center includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility
with 125 beds in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron
Park, El Dorado Hills and Georgetown. Marshall is affiliated with 200
licensed practitioners and 1,800 employees, providing quality healthcare
services to more than 180,000 residents of El Dorado County.