A veteran health care administrator has been hired as Palm Drive Hospital's chief executive officer, the Sebastopol hospital's 10th in the past five years.
Tom Harlan, 66, who moved to Sebastopol last year, will be paid $237,000 a year. He will start Sept. 4.
Harlan succeeds Rick Reid, who has been the interim chief executive officer since March. Reid is also chief financial officer for Palm Drive and will remain in that position.
Harlan has been a hospital consultant and was previously president and chief administrative officer at John Muir Medical Center in Concord, CEO at Chinese Hospital and Chinese Community Health Plan in San Francisco and senior executive at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center in San Francisco.
Shelters for Pawnee fire evacuees
Lower Lake High School, 9430 Lake St., Lower Lake, is the official shelter established for people evacuating from the Pawnee fire. It is equipped to handle animals.
The Clearlake Oaks Moose Lodge, 15900 E. Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks, is not authorized by the Office of Emergency Services but is also sheltering fire evacuees, mostly people in campers and RVs who want their animals with them.
There is an authorized Lake County animal services station in an open field at Highway 53 and Anderson Ridge Road in Lower Lake.