Main content

    Sutter West Bay Hospitals and Sutter West Bay Medical Foundation names new board chair, members

    Contact: Barbara Dunn 415-600-7488

    San Francisco, CA - Feb 21, 2014 – The Sutter West Bay Hospitals and Sutter West Bay Medical Foundation has named a new chairman of the board and new members.

    Anthony G. Wagner

    Anthony G. Wagner of San Francisco was named chairman of the board. Wagner, a retired health care executive, brings to the board a lifetime of experience in health care administration. As a member of Kaiser Permanente’s Office of Labor Management Partnership in Oakland, Wagner served on a national leadership team focused on workplace issues. He also held executive positions with Long’s Drug Stores, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, the Community Health Network of San Francisco, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco and the medical center at the University of California San Francisco. Wagner also served as a member of the American Hospital Association’s Region 9 Policy Board, president of the California Hospital Association’s Board of Hospital Services for Continuing Care, co-chair of the San Francisco Section of the Northern and Central Hospital Council and a member of the board of trustees of the National Association of Health Service Executives.

    Wagner also is well recognized for his community service activities, including the national board of directors for the American Heart Association and chairman of the board of its Western States Affiliate, as well as the San Francisco Chapter Board of Governors. He has served as vice president of the San Francisco Black Leadership Forum and is the immediate past chairman of the board of the San Francisco Institute on Aging. He is currently serving on the board of deacons at the Third Baptist Church of San Francisco, and is a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He has been appointed to the Morehouse (College) Renaissance Commission in Atlanta, and was appointed by the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association to the Committee on Governance (COG) as the COG Region 9 member. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Vietnam during the 1960s. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and received his master’s degree in hospital and health care administration from the University of Minnesota. He is a resident of San Francisco, is married to Bennetta Wagner, is the father of two sons and has two grandsons. He is the son of Clementine Bradshaw and the late Albert Wagner.

    Susan H. Day, M.D.

    Dr. Susan H. Day is chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the Designated Institutional Official for Graduate and Undergraduate Medical Education at CPMC. She is internationally recognized for her work in research of pediatric ophthalmology and is widely published on issues related to her field.
    Day has held leadership and membership in numerous professional organizations, including the American University Professors in Ophthalmology, American Ophthalmological Society, Women in Ophthalmology, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and in a Fellow in the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). She served on the Board of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education, and was its chair for the final two years of her term. She did clinical work in Saudi Arabia, India, Bulgaria and Pakistan. She served on numerous committees at CPMC, as well as serving on the board of Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, Pacific Vision Foundation, Northern California Prevent Blindness America and Grace Cathedral. She received lifetime achievement awards from AAPOS and the AAOS.

    Day earned her bachelor’s degree from LSU Baton Rouge, attended medical school at the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, did a medical internship at Letterman Army Medical Center at the Presidio in San Francisco, and completed her residency in ophthalmology at Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Day also completed her fellowships in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus in London, England and at the University of Iowa. She currently resides in San Francisco.

    Emil Roy Eisenhardt

    Emil Roy Eisenhardt brings a lifetime of legal expertise to the board. Eisenhardt currently serves as a lecturer in law at the Berkeley School of Law, teaching the intersection of laws on antitrust, labor and intellectual property in professional sports. Since 1989, he has served, without interruption, on boards related to CPMC, including boards of the first Children’s Hospital, Sutter Health West Bay Region and the CPMC Foundation.

    Eisenhardt earned his bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. and went on to receive his law degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He also completed post-degree work in Munich, Germany, studying the German value-added tax system.

    During his career, Eisenhardt served as attorney with the firm Farella Braun and Martel, specializing in real estate and general corporate practice. He also taught real estate law, corporate law and commercial transactions as a visiting professor at UC Berkeley. He held a post as president of the Oakland Athletics Baseball Company and served as the executive director of the California Academy of Sciences.

    Eisenhardt has been active in the community, serving with the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Golden Gate Parks Association, the Presidio Council, the Oakland Metropolitan Forum, the San Francisco Rent Control Board, and numerous boards and committees at CPMC and Sutter Health. He is a military veteran, having served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He currently resides in San Francisco.

    Frederick L. Johnson, M.D.

    Dr. Frederick L. Johnson is the director of Anesthesia Services and chief of staff at Sutter Lakeside Hospital in Lakeport, Calif. He also serves as president of Lake County Anesthesia PC.

    Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, MD., Johnson worked for six years in multiple hospital settings prior to matriculating into the State University of New York Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. where he earned his medical degree. His medical internship and first year of anesthesia residency were performed at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y.

    When his wife, also an anesthesiologist, was recruited to a faculty position at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., he transferred to Vanderbilt where he completed the final two years of residency training. His interest in pediatric anesthesiology prompted him to accept a pediatric anesthesia fellowship at the University of Michigan’s Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. IN 1997, he and his wife were recruited to Sutter Lakeside Hospital. They, along with their two children, currently reside in Kelseyville, Calif.

    Katherine Hsiao, M.D.

    Dr. Katherine Hsiao is the Division Chief of Gynecology at CPMC. She has been on CPMC's medical staff for 20 years and is recognized for providing charity medical and surgical services through Operation Access and the Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center.

    Hsiao is an assistant clinical professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California at San Francisco and is committed to medical education.

    She serves as the director of OBGYN senior resident surgical training at CPMC and teaches advanced minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including robotic surgery. She has been honored as a recipient of the UCSF Outstanding Volunteer OBGYN Clinical Faculty Teaching Award.

    Hsiao serves on several CPMC hospital committees, including the OBGYN Medical Executive Committee, GYN Quality Assurance, Robotics Committee, Sutter Health Electronic Health Record Nomenclature and the OR Technology Assessment Committee.

    She is a board-certified fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Surgeons and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

    She is a conference speaker on medical and surgical issues regarding LGBT reproductive rights and health issues, including the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health National Summit, the Berkeley Gender Spectrum Conference on adolescent health and the WPATH International Symposium. She also serves as a consultant and medical expert for state and federal LGBT health advocacy legislation.

    Hsiao earned her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and her doctorate in medicine from the University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF and currently resides in Marin with her partner and three children.

    About Sutter Health

    Sutter Health is one of the nation's leading not-for-profit networks of community-based health care providers, delivering high-quality care in more than 100 Northern California communities. Sutter Health supports more than two dozen locally run acute care hospitals, as well as physician organizations; medical research facilities; region-wide home health, hospice and occupational health networks; and long-term care centers. Our network is also the regional leader in infant deliveries, neonatology, orthopedics, pediatrics and cancer care services. Sutter Health West Bay Region includes California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco), Novato Community Hospital , Sutter Lakeside Hospital (Lakeport), Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa, and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation.