By The Bakersfield Californian
MICHELLE OXFORD has joined Bakersfield Heart Hospital as vice president of business development. Oxford, a Bakersfield native, has 12 years of experience in the local health-care market starting with AstraZeneca and, most recently, as director of physician relations at Mercy Hospital. She serves on the boards of Bakersfield Homeless Center and the Alliance Against Family Violence. Oxford earned a bachelor’s degree at Cal State Bakersfield and a master’s degree in business administration at Western Governors University. In her new position, she is to develop, plan and implement programs and strategies in marketing, advertising and physician relations, as well as public and community relations.