Good Samaritan Hospital
901 Olive Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Medical Services



Regional Wound Care & Advanced Hyperbaric Medicine Center
5400 Aldrin Court
Bakersfield, CA 93313


Ganesh Acharya
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Acharya has been involved in the healthcare industry for the past ten years.

He started his career as a healthcare analyst for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), which is Arizona’s Medicaid program. At AHCCCS, he was the sole analyst for the executive management team and his duties focused on developing financial projections for proposed legislation and operational analysis for program implementations. Mr. Acharya worked as a consultant for Health Management Associates, a strategy firm that specialized in executive level strategy development for large public hospitals and health plans. He primarily focused on emerging market analysis for hospital service lines and sources of healthcare governmental funding. Mr. Acharya worked in strategy, product/marketing for Cigna’s medical services delivery unit as well.

In July of 2010, Mr. Acharya joined the Good Samaritan Hospital team and assumed the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) position in February of 2011. In August of 2014, Mr. Acharya assumed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position. As the CEO, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the Hospital.

Mr. Acharya holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Supply Chain Management and a Master’s of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and a Master’s of Health Sector Management with an emphasis in Healthcare Finance from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Favorite Quote:

"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan

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