13 SEP 2023

NorthBay Health Announces Next President and CEO

Mark Behl
Mark Behl

After a nationwide search, Mark Behl has been selected to lead Solano County’s only locally based and independent health care system as the next president and CEO of NorthBay Health.

Behl will arrive in October, overlapping with outgoing President and CEO B. Konard Jones, who will retire on Dec. 31.

The decision by the Selection Committee of NorthBay Health’s Board of Directors, was unanimous, according to Chair Mark Sievers. 

Behl most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network, which oversees 10 hospitals, three regional markets and more than 100 ambulatory clinics and health centers. 

“We think he’s going to be a great fit for NorthBay Health,” said Jones. “He is excited about the opportunity to lead a fiercely independent system, and we are eager to welcome him to the NorthBay Way.”

Behl’s career has included progressive management and leadership roles across several organizations, including Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Clinical Practice Organization at UC San Diego Health and System Vice President and CEO of Renown Medical Group at Renown Health in Reno. 

Before joining Froedtert in 2020, he held senior leadership roles across several organizations, including Academic Health Systems and Community-Based Integrated Delivery Networks. Between 2018 and 2020, he served as CEO of Dignity Health Medical Foundation across California. 

“It’s such an honor to come to NorthBay and take the baton from Konard. I am incredibly impressed with what NorthBay has accomplished over the years,” said Behl, noting its growth from a single hospital in 1960 to a two-hospital system today, with primary and specialty care practices in Fairfield, Vacaville and American Canyon.

Behl said one of his first priorities will be to make connections.

“I want to get out and meet people and learn about our journey. Connect with our employees, our physicians and the community. Meet with key stakeholders, employers and political leaders,” he said. “The only way to do that is good old-fashioned face-to-face.”

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