Patrick Ziemer returned to Alvarado Parkway Institute Behavioral Health System (API) as CEO on Jan. 1. Ziemer has been a passionate advocate for behavioral health with a career dating back over 30 years. Ziemer served as the CEO of API from January 2008 to April 2019. In 2019, he moved into the role of president and chief development officer at the corporate level to lead and develop other companies in API’s continuum of care, also serving as the CEO of 4 Front Pharmacy and the Jackson House facilities.
In 2017, Ziemer helped open the first Jackson House in San Diego County, which serves voluntary patients who require psychiatric stabilization but no longer need acute inpatient treatment, and others who benefit from a lower level of care. Since 2019, Ziemer has worked to establish Jackson House facilities in Imperial, Riverside, Ventura, and Tulare counties.
As an active member of both HASD&IC and CHA, and a former member of CHA’s Behavioral Health Advisory Board, Ziemer works with other hospital leaders to address needed services in San Diego, Imperial, and other California counties.