Health Services



In a vibrant community with a high quality of life, the Health Services Cluster is committed to retaining expert health care practitioners and supporting the county’s aging population.
The health care sector is a complex, multi-discipline and multi-skill industry subjected to state and federal legislation that impacts every aspect of the health care delivery system. Members of the Health Services Cluster aim to provide opportunities for health care professionals within the county to work together to address changes, fill critical needs, and make advancements in the medical field.


To establish San Luis Obispo County as a center for wellness excellence by both expanding the range of care facilities, new technologies, and services and enabling residents to age in place without the need to travel outside the area for health care services.



  • Promote a health information exchange for San Luis Obispo County
  • Inform the community about Medicare, medical reimbursements, the Affordable Care Act, and creative care and delivery
  • Support medical technology innovations such electronic health records
  • Cultivate joint ventures and strategic partnerships among practitioners in the health care fields
  • Support community health education initiatives


CHAIR: Ken Dalebout, Chief Administrative Officer, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital 


Through regularly scheduled communications, cluster leadership provides health care practitioners, business owners, and the community at large opportunities for knowledge exchange and locally relevant direction when managing health care changes. The cluster also supports enterprises that improve health care services and adequately support the county’s population in the aging process.