LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ryan Olsen, well-known figure in health care management who has served in executive posts at prominent Orange and Los Angeles County hospitals, is the new Chief Operating Officer at MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center. He replaces Cheryl Jacob who retired in January after 37 years with MemorialCare in various leadership positions.
Prior to his new position, Olsen served since 2015 as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President at Cedars Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, a world leader in orthopedic and sports medicine known for serving as team physicians and consultants to professional sports teams.
He previously was Vice President of Operations for St. Jude Medical Center Fullerton; a Chief Administrative Officer at UC Irvine Health; and a Manager at Cedars Sinai Oschin Cancer Institute.
"We are thrilled to have Ryan join our executive management team," says Marcia Manker, CEO of MemorialCare Saddleback and Orange Coast Medical Centers. "He brings a wealth of experience, expertise and demonstrated success in all aspects of health care management as well as leadership and advanced knowledge in numerous clinical areas."
"I am proud to be part of this impressive leadership team and the wonderful Orange County community my family has called home for many years," adds Olsen. "I look forward to working with our employees, physicians, board members, volunteers, donors and community members who continue to ensure Saddleback Medical Center remains on the forefront of clinical excellence and compassionate care."
Olsen received his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, master's degree from UCLA Fielding School of Public Health where he serves as a lecturer and preceptor and bachelor's degree from University of California, San Diego. He completed an internship and fellowship at VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System.
MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center has been listed many times among America's Best Hospitals and Best of Orange County Hospitals and recognized for excellence in several clinical areas, including the Truven Health Analytics Top 50 U.S. Cardiovascular Hospitals and the American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus for Cardiac and Stroke Care. Centers of excellence include cancer, heart disease, pulmonary disease, orthopedics, spine care, diabetes, neurology, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, emergency and critical care medicine, breast health, imaging, women's health, geriatric care and minimally invasive and robotic surgery. The Women's Hospital at Saddleback Medical Center offers personalized obstetrics care, a highly regarded perinatal program, and neonatal intensive care unit specializing in high-risk pregnancies and caring for fragile newborns. Recent U.S. News & World Report high-performance ranking categories include heart failure and colon cancer surgery. Saddleback Medical Center is part of MemorialCare in Southern California, a nonprofit integrated delivery system and national leader, pioneer and innovator in best-practice, evidence-based medicine with five hospitals; more than 200 care locations; ambulatory surgery, imaging, urgent care and dialysis centers; Seaside Health Plan; MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians. To learn more, visit www.memorialcare.org/saddleback-medical-center.
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