Public Health Executive Formerly with Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and San Francisco Health Department to Oversee $800 Million Benefit Program
San Francisco – Jan. 14, 2018 – The Board of the San Francisco Health Service System (SFHSS) today announced that long-time public health care executive Abbie Yant has been appointed Executive Director. The national search drew 53 applicants, and the due diligence and detailed and independent process spanned a number of months.
Yant, who has more than 30 years of health care and leadership experience in San Francisco, will oversee the operations of SFHSS, which provides more than $800 million annually in health care benefits to over 115,000 employees, retirees, and their dependents.
“Abbie Yant is an exceptionally qualified executive who understands the vital importance that SFHSS plays in the well-being of our members,” said Randy Scott, President of the San Francisco Health Service System’s Board of Directors. “As the primary SFHSS executive leader working in support of the Board and the entire membership, Abbie’s expertise and experience in San Francisco will serve us well as we meet future challenges in an ever changing health care benefits environment.”