APPLE VALLEY, Ca. (July 8, 2019) – Randall Castillo, a health care executive who began his career as a nursing assistant, will return next month to his native Southern California as chief executive of St. Mary Medical Center in the High Desert, Providence St. Joseph Health announced today. Castillo will join St. Mary on Aug. 5.
Castillo, with 18 years in healthcare leadership, currently serves as chief operating officer of Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, part of Pennsylvania-based Universal Health Services.
As COO, Castillo’s responsibilities include providing oversight of a 495-bed regional trauma and academic medical center, which includes the main hospital, Heart Hospital, Pavilion Behavioral Hospital, Children’s Hospital, freestanding emergency department, ambulatory surgical hospital, hospital-based clinics and urgent care centers. Serving 26 counties in the Texas panhandle, the trauma center covers five states and approximately 1 million residents.
Castillo is credited with significant growth at Northwest, improving physician relationships and establishing a formalized robotics service line.
“Randy is the forward-thinking leader we were seeking in our national search for St. Mary Medical Center,” said Victor S. Jordan, health network executive and chief operating officer, Providence St. Joseph Health, Southern California Region. “He is visionary and understands the rapid changes in health care and the importance of our goal of expanding access to quality and affordable care to all.”
He succeeds Alan Garrett, who relocated to Central California last year.
Castillo and his wife, Mia, a nurse who works primarily in trauma and emergency, have two children, Jersey Kate, 14, and Noah, 9.