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John D. Kim named Chief Operating Officer for Kaiser Permanente’s Woodland Hills and West Ventura Service Areas

John D. Kim named Chief Operating Officer for Kaiser Permanente’s Woodland Hills and West Ventura Service Areas

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., April 13, 2020— Kaiser Permanente announced today that John D. Kim has been appointed chief operating officer for the Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills and West Ventura service areas. John will be responsible for day-to-day hospital operations, continuing care, capital projects, quality/regulatory services and operations support, as well as provide oversight of our West Ventura market.

Previous to this position, John served as the Area Quality Leader and Patient Safety Officer for the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento service area, comprised of a 241-bed Level II Trauma Center and six medical office buildings. Under his leadership, the hospital was recognized by the AHA/ASA with Stroke Gold Plus Achievement award and Congestive Heart Failure Silver Plus Achievement award; achieved designation as a Primary Stroke Center; and received an A-rating by the Leapfrog Group.

“John has spent more than a decade in hospital leadership within Kaiser Permanente, said Murtaza Sanwari, senior vice president and area manager, Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills and West Ventura service area. “He brings a wealth of experience in hospital leadership and has a proven track record of success, having worked in Kaiser Permanente’s Southern and Northern California regions.”

John holds both a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master’s of Healthcare Administration from the University of Southern California.

Kaiser Permanente’s Woodland Hills and West Ventura service areas include the communities of Agoura, Calabasas, Camarillo, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Fillmore, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Northridge, Oxnard, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Santa Paula, Sherman Oaks (West), Simi Valley, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Topanga, Ventura, Winnetka, and Woodland Hills.


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Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.3 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.

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