John Huerta Jr. Joins Natividad Board of Trustees

  • May 21, 2018

Salinas, Calif. (May 21, 2018)—John Huerta Jr., former mayor and city council member of Greenfield, has been named to the Natividad Board of Trustees. Huerta has more than 27 years of experience with Monterey County in public works management. He has served on a range of regional, county and city bodies.

“John has led a career that has touched nearly every facet of Monterey County. We look forward to the contributions he will bring to Natividad as a public hospital serving the community for over 132 years,” said Board Chair Michael L. Winick.

In his 15 years as mayor, Huerta formed strong relationships with state and federal governments while advancing economic development, public safety, youth programs and infrastructure. A central focus of his leadership was bolstering Greenfield’s financial health by supporting voter-approved tax measures, promoting public and private investments,and attracting national brands to the city.

As a Natividad Trustee, Huerta will help to guide the Monterey County Board of Supervisors in its governing of county-owned-and-operated Natividad. The Board of Supervisors appointed him to the post on Feb. 27.

“I look forward to being part of the Natividad Board of Trustees,” said Huerta. “It is an honor to help support the health and well-being of our communities.”

About Natividad

Owned and operated by Monterey County, NMC is a 172-bed, acute-care hospital providing health care services to county residents for more than 132 years. Based in Salinas, California, NMC offers inpatient, outpatient, emergency, diagnostic and specialty medical care. NMC provides more than 38,000 patient days of care each year and has more than 52,000 emergency department visits per year. NMC is a Level II Trauma Center providing the immediate availability of specialized personnel, equipment and services to treat the most severe and critical injuries. NMC’s Trauma Center is a vital community service locally that saves lives and eliminates the need to fly critically injured patients to a distant trauma center. NMC is ranked No. 1 in newborn deliveries in Monterey County and is the only teaching hospital on the Central Coast through its affiliation with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). With a medical staff of more than 350 physicians, NMC’s mission is to continually monitor and improve the health of the people, including the vulnerable, in Monterey County through coordinated, affordable high-quality health care. For more information, please call 831-755-4111 or visit