KPC Health appoints Mike Sarian as president, announces additional leadership appointments

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Valley News - Health

CORONA – KPC Health appointed Mike Sarian to serve as president of its Southern California health system, which includes seven acute care facilities located throughout Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

In addition, KPC Health announced the appointments of Jamie Yoo as CEO of Anaheim Global Medical Center, Matt Whaley as CEO of South Coast and Chapman Global Medical Centers and Derek Drake as chief operating officer of Orange County Global Medical Center.

Sarian previously served as president and chief operating officer of two Southern California-based health care systems and has been responsible for managing nearly one hundred acute care hospitals during his health care career. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of La Verne and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting and finance from California State University Los Angeles. Sarian is on the board of directors for the California Hospital Association and Hospital Association of Southern California.

“Mike’s expertise in hospital operations and finance will add tremendous value to KPC Health’s growing system of Global Medical Centers,” Peter Baronoff, chief executive officer of KPC Health, said. “Mike will provide additional leadership to enhance those areas most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, including emergency room utilization, hospital-based program development, physician recruitment, managed care plan development and IPA opportunities.”

Yoo previously served as chief operating officer of Anaheim Global Medical Center and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. Whaley previously served as a hospital administrator and chief nursing officer and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. Drake previously served as chief nursing officer of St. Francis Medical Center and holds a doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Nevada Reno.

“These appointments demonstrate KPC Health’s continued commitment to building a winning team so that we can provide the very best health care to the communities we serve,” Dr. Kali P. Chaudhuri, founder and chairman of KPC Health, said. “Mike, Jamie, Matt and Derek are true health care professionals with track records of success, and we are grateful to have them in the KPC family.”

Submitted by KPC Health.