Harsha Upadhyay

Chief Executive Officer, Region III

Harsha Upadhyay, MBA, MS, CSHA, CPHQ, currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Region III of Prime Healthcare. In his role, Mr. Upadhyay has operational responsibilities for Prime Healthcare’s hospitals in Alabama, Georgia, and Texas.

Mr. Upadhyay has served Prime Healthcare for over 12 years and has held various leadership positions, including his most recent role as the Executive Vice President of Clinical Operations, providing leadership in Clinical and Patient Care Services, including transitioning new hospitals (for profit, not for profit and independent) to Prime Healthcare. Mr. Upadhyay has spearheaded system-wide programs and has been instrumental in successfully leveraging efficiencies in Clinical Operations, Quality, Patient Safety and Accreditation in all Prime Healthcare hospitals. With his leadership and direction, many Prime hospitals have received national recognition and accolades such as 100 Top Hospitals achievement and Key Quality Awards.

Prior to joining Prime Healthcare, Mr. Upadhyay held leadership positions with Vanguard Health System in Orange County Hospital and University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center where he focused on Patient Safety and Accreditation operations.

Mr. Upadhyay holds a Master in Business Administration in Hospital Administration (five year integrated program graduating in Medicine and Management) and also a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Management. He is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and a Certified Specialist in Healthcare Accreditation (CSHA). Mr. Upadhyay is a national speaker and an expert in healthcare certification and accreditation. He maintains professional memberships with California Association for Healthcare Quality, Association for Healthcare Accreditation Professionals and the American College of Healthcare Executives.