Jeff Bass, MD is double boarded in emergency and internal medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of California, Los Angeles and his emergency medicine program at the University of Mississippi, where he was the Chief Resident. Prior to assuming his duties as Regional Director in 2010, Dr. Bass served as the Medical Director for the Emergency Department at Natividad Medical Center in Monterey County, California. He was a key leader in the hospital's effort to regain financial health, which included increasing their department's patient volume by more than 50% in 4 years. Dr. Bass also played a key role in helping the hospital build medical staff support for many of the changes necessary for restoring the hospital's viability. His leadership in the department decreased wait times for patients from 6 hours to less than 30 minutes and patients left without being seen from 13% to less than 2%.