Executive Director, IS at Saddleback and Orange Coast Medical Centers
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center has been recognized as a major regional provider of medical and surgical services. Long Beach Memorial consistently achieves national accolades for its quality care, including being named as one of the U.S. top 125 hospitals by Consumers CHECKBOOK; named Top 100 Hospitals Cardiovascular by Thomson Reuters; and named one of America s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report magazine. Our state-of-the-art electronic medical record system ensures our patients receive the best, safest possible care.
Thirty years of experience in healthcare system/admin work, primarily in acute-care hospital settings in Southern California. Managed IS staffs consisting of project managers, application analysts, nurse informaticists, network engineers, desktop technicians, programmers, telecommunication technicians,etc. Responsible for all aspects of running an IT shop, including strategic planning, budget management, working with senior leadership, vendors, consultants, physicians, patients. Successfully navigated through many major implementations (EMR, financial systems, billing, admit/registration, document management, PACS, contact center, lab, radiology, pharmacy, etc. Awarded MemorialCare's Living Out Leadership Award (LOLA) at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in 2009. Have served on board of non-profit charity providing service to military families of enlisted service members for almost four years, presiding as board chair for over two years of Operation Homefront, converted to Support the Enlisted Project (STEP) in Southern Califorina.