KPC Health, a unit of the Riverside-based KPC Group, said today that it named Suzanne Richards chief executive of healthcare operations.

Richards will oversee four newly named hospitals in Orange County – Orange County Global Medical Center; South Coast Global Medical Center; Anaheim Global Medical Center and Chapman Global Medical Center. Affiliates of KPC have a majority ownership interest in Santa Ana-based Integrated Healthcare Holdings Inc., the hospital’s owner.

She had served as KPC’s interim chief executive since October.