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Robert Folden; Newest SVMS Board Member

Robert Folden is the newest member of the SacValley MedShare Board of Directors.  

Robert Folden is the Chief Operating Officer at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, California.  Mercy Redding supports a Level II Trauma Program, Level III NICU and hosts robust service lines for Cardiovascular, Neuroscience, Oncology, Orthopedics and Women and Children Services; Mercy Redding’s tertiary market spans some 25,000 square miles of rural Northern California. 

Having served in the U.S. Air Force in peacetime and during Operation Desert Storm, Robert’s training as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist launched his professional career in healthcare.  Robert attended CSU Chico where he attained a Bachelor Degree in Microbiology in in 1997, a Master of Public Administration in 1997 and a Master of Business Administration in 2007.  During his career, Robert implemented a regional Laboratory service, lead the design and implementation of Mercy Redding’s Orthopedic Service Line, lead numerous teams designed to implement new services and technology, and recently lead the expansion of a physician practice, Dignity Health Medical Foundation North State. 

Robert is passionate about his work in Dignity Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, and advancing the healing ministry of Christ under the foundational role of the Sisters of Mercy.  These Women Religious played a key role in Robert’s personal and professional development.   

Robert and his wife Dena raised 3 independent, adult children from their rural home in Cottonwood, a ranching community south of Redding.  Robert loves the outdoors and related activities, so you’ll find him close to wilderness areas and waterways in his spare time