Ben Huber accepting accolades

Accolades Bestowed on Ben Huber

It was a year of honor and recognition for longtime NorthBay Healthcare leader G. Ben Huber.

In June he stepped down from the chairmanship of the health system's board of directors, while retaining his seat on the board. And in December he was presented the NorthBay Healthcare Foundation's “Spirit of Philanthropy” award.

That honor came during a special event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the NorthBay Cancer Center, which opened in 1987. That was the same year that Huber joined NorthBay Healthcare Foundation's Board of Directors.

Huber first arrived in Solano County in 1965 when he and a colleague established Explosive Technology, a successful and respected firm manufacturing pyrotechnic devices for the military and aerospace industry. That same year he joined the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce and served on its board of directors for many years.

Huber served the Fairfield community as a member of the City Council for many years. In 2016 the Chamber of Commerce named him Citizen of the Year.

In 1987 he joined the NorthBay Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors. Over the next 30 years, he served as director, vice-chair and chairman of various NorthBay Healthcare boards, and during the course of his leadership oversaw development of NorthBay's neonatal intensive care unit, NorthBay Cancer Center, NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement programs, as well as its stroke, heart and vascular and trauma programs.