Honoring and Remembering Board of Trustees - Duane Dauner

Duane Dauner

It is with deep sorrow that we share with you the passing of CUSM board member, Duane Dauner. Mr. Dauner passed away on the morning of July 13th, in an accident while driving his vintage vehicle near Palm Desert when it overturned down an embankment and led to his ejection and passing.

Mr. Dauner was a legend in the healthcare industry, having led the California Hospital Association for more than three decades. His tireless advocacy for the hospital industry, patients and healthcare professionals has left a mark on our state that will endure. The American Hospital Association (AHA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Mr. Dauner, recognizing his lifetime contributions and service to health care institutions and associations. Mr. Dauner was a great ally to CUSM and Prime Healthcare, and his gregarious nature and encyclopedic knowledge of politics and healthcare are irreplaceable.

Please join us in keeping Mr. Dauner’s family and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers during this sad and tragic time.


Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP
Chairman, President, and CEO
Prime Healthcare Services