EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF HEALTH AND SERVICES, PROVIDENCE
DAY JOB: Runs Southern California Region for Providence, the Southland’s largest healthcare system. Leads regional organization anchored by 13 award-winning hospitals, over 90 outpatient centers, and four physician foundations. Local hospitals include St. Joseph Hospital-Orange, St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, and Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Set up Providence Express Care Virtual program, to allow patients and providers to meet a nurse practitioner who can screen, access, prescribe and advise next steps in COVID-19 treatment. Landed some 300,000 masks for area workers near start of April, said “we are doing everything in our power to protect our caregivers.”
QUOTABLE: “We are grateful to those who did what was asked—stay home, safe and healthy. We are confident these efforts are making a positive difference in the health of Californians.”
FAST FACT: Opposes Hoag’s May lawsuit to end its affiliation with Providence. Said that plan “would negatively impact patient care, diminish resources and medical expertise available to Orange County.”