Two Orange County Hospitals Announce New Chief Executive Officer

Ron Galonsky to Lead Chapman and South Coast Global Medical Centers

(Santa Ana, CA)- Today, Chapman Global Medical Center and South Coast Global Medical Center officially announced the appointment of Ron Galonsky as the new Chief Executive Officer of both Chapman GMC and South Coast GMC. Galonsky is the former CEO of Tenet Healthcare’s Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

“Our hospitals provide the utmost care for our patients through the use of state-of-the art equipment, specialty services and a group of dedicated and experienced physicians, nurses and hospital staff,” said Ron Galonsky, the Chief Executive Officer of Chapman GMC and South Coast GMC. “I am very excited to continue this effort alongside our hardworking and compassionate team of experts.”

“Ron’s expertise in defining and implementing strategies to create successful patient care and service performance is considerable and well respected in the healthcare industry,” said Suzanne Richards, Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Operations for KPC Health. “We are proud and excited to have him as a member of our KPC Health family and as a leader in our community.”

Galonsky brings over 25 years of experience in healthcare leadership, with knowledge in a variety of acute care hospital settings, integrated hospital networks, and medical group practice administration, as well as experience in leadership roles with HCA, Daughters of Charity, and St. Joseph Health System. He was the recipient of the Tenet 2015 Circle of Excellence Award for financial, quality, and service performance, while propelling the Lakewood Regional Medical Center into a top-ten rank system-wide.

Board certified in health care management and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), Ron Galonsky began his career as a U.S. Army infantry officer after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University and his Master of Health Administration degree from the Medical College of Virginia.

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Ron Galonsky, CEO of Chapman and South Coast Global Medical Centers

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