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Member Spotlight: Dr. Gene Ma Named President & CEO of Tri-City Healthcare District 

After a nationwide search, Tri-City Healthcare District (TCHD) announced the appointment on June 29 of Gene Ma, MD, to the permanent role of president and CEO of the organization. Dr. Ma has served in the interim president and CEO position since March 2023 following the retirement of long-time CEO Steve Dietlin.  

“I am pleased to announce that the board of directors unanimously selected Dr. Ma for this very important role,” said Rocky Chavez, chairperson of TCHD’s seven-member publicly elected board of directors. “Dr. Ma is a proven leader with more than two decades of service to the medical center.”  

Dr. Ma has been an emergency department physician at Tri-City for over 20 years and a 10-time honoree as one of San Diego’s Top Doctors in Emergency Medicine. Prior to his time as interim President and CEO, Dr. Ma served in numerous administrative roles within Tri-City, including CMO from 2019 to 2023, and chief of staff of the medical center’s independent medical staff from 2015 to 2017. From 2012 to 2022, Dr. Ma also served as CEO of WorkPartners, overseeing the turnaround of what would become the region’s dominant occupational health practice.  

“It is absolutely the honor of my career to be chosen to serve as president and CEO of this amazing medical center, and to continue to work side-by-side with the dedicated members of the Tri-City Family,” said Dr. Ma. “I am so appreciative of every one of our partners, both within the hospital and in our community, and look forward to working with them to continue to advance our mission.”  

Join us in congratulating Dr. Ma on his new role at Tri-City Healthcare District!