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Andrew William Deems

Andrew William Deems, American health facility administrator. Recipient W. Glenn Ebersole award Hospital Forum Magazine, 1972.


  • Deems, Andrew William was born on September 19, 1946 in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States. Son of Ralph Francis and Ruth Frances (Pfister) Deems.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honors, Occidental College, 1968. Master in Public Health, University California, Berkeley, 1972.


    • Assistant administrator Merle West Medical Center, Klamath Falls, Oregon, 1972-1977, Alta Bates Hospital, Berkeley, 1977-1979. Executive vice president Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco, 1979-1984, St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco, 1984-1988, president, chief executive officer, 1988-1992. President, Chief Executive Officer Palomar Pomerado Health System, Escondido, California, since 1992.

      President San Francisco Section Hospital Council, 1990-1992, West Bay Hospital Conference, 1990-1992. Board director Hospital Council Northern and Center California, 1990-1992.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Board directors United Way, since 1993, Hospital Council San Diego and Imperial Counties, since 1993. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1968-1969. Fellow American College Healthcare Executives.

    Member California Association Hospsp. and Health Systems (board directors), West Bay Hospital Conference (president, board directors 1990-1992), Hospital Council Northern and Central California (board directors 1990-1992), Hospital Council San Diego and Imperial Counties (board directors since 1993).


    • Married Glenda Jean Wyma, April 6, 1968. Children: Leslie, Matthew.
    • father: Ralph Francis Deems
    • mother: Ruth Frances (Pfister) Deems
    • spouse: Glenda Jean Wyma
    • children: Leslie Deems
    • Matthew Deems
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    Born September 19, 1946
    (age 71)