Sharp Mary Birch Hospital names Carmel Valley resident new chief executive officer


After more than two decades with Sharp HealthCare, Carmel Valley resident Trisha Khaleghi has been promoted to senior vice president and chief executive officer of Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns. In her new role, Khaleghi will helm a hospital known nationally for its busy obstetrics department which delivers more babies each year than any other hospital in California. Khaleghi joined Sharp HealthCare in 1991 as director of Oncology Services before she assumed the role of vice president of Clinical Services at Sharp Memorial Hospital in 2009.

Khaleghi’s health care career began in 1988 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center as the Clinical Manager of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. She earned a bachelor of science in nursing at the University of Kentucky in 1986 and a master of science in nursing in 1990.

“We are fortunate to have Trisha fill the CEO position,” said Dan Gross, executive vice president, Hospital Operations. “Her experience at Sharp, as well as her proven leadership skills and commitment to patients, physicians, staff, volunteers and the community make her the ideal executive to lead Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns.”

A longtime San Diego resident, Khaleghi lives in Carmel Valley with her husband, Moshen, and two sons, Hunter and Blake.

As San Diego’s only hospital dedicated exclusively to women, Sharp Mary Birch offers a full range of obstetrical, medical and surgical services for all stages of life. The hospital has nine operating rooms and more than 169 licensed acute-care beds.