Cal Poly Vice President for Student Affairs Named Board Chair of Local Medical Center

Keith Humphrey to Lead Sierra Vista’s Governing Board of Directors in 2022
Keith HumphreySAN LUIS OBISPO –– Cal Poly Vice President for Student Affairs Keith Humphrey has been named incoming chair of the Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center board of directors.
Humphrey, who has been a member of the Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center Board since 2016, currently serves as the governing body’s vice chair. His one-year term as board chair began Jan. 1.
Humphrey previously served as a member of the Community Counseling Center of San Luis Obispo board of directors from 2017 to 2018.

An advocate and leader in community health and well-being at Cal Poly, Humphrey plans to apply his knowledge and experience to support Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center’s prominent role as a trusted healthcare provider for community members in San Luis Obispo and the larger Central Coast region.
“Sierra Vista has always had a community-oriented approach to its standard of care, and I am excited to help hospital leaders amplify that effort so that our community always has access to the highest quality of care,” said Humphrey, Cal Poly’s vice president for Student Affairs since 2012. “I have had the opportunity to witness this care up close as the heroic healthcare workers have supported our students through many medical challenges.”
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center is a member of the Tenet Health Central Coast network and serves as one of two acute care hospitals in the region, along with Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton. Tenet Health Central Coast’s network of care includes primary and specialty care, urgent care, outpatient imaging and laboratories across the Central Coast.
About Cal Poly Student Affairs
Student Affairs supports student success through the Cal Poly experience by promoting Learn by Doing opportunities, delivering student-centered programs, encouraging personal growth, and empowering students to live within a safe, healthy, inclusive and supportive environment. For more information, visit
About Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
As the largest hospital in San Luis Obispo County, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center strives to produce optimal outcomes and exceptional patient experiences to the community it serves. With 162 beds, Sierra Vista puts advanced technology into the hands of experienced medical specialists to deliver quality healthcare. High-level services include neurosurgery, orthopedics, obstetrics, perinatology (high-risk pregnancy), neonatology (high-risk newborn care), pediatrics, cancer care, stroke, gastroenterology and trauma. Sierra Vista houses the largest Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit between Santa Barbara and Salinas, the only dedicated pediatric unit in San Luis Obispo County and serves as the county’s designated trauma center. Additionally, Baby-Friendly USA designated Sierra Vista as an internationally recognized Baby-Friendly birth facility. Sierra Vista is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and has earned a top rating from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade in every reporting period since it was created in 2012. To learn more about Sierra Vista, visit

Contact: Diego Abeloos

Jan. 4, 2022
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