Being a physician is rewarding and challenging – we all have many different reasons for why we joined this profession. I have been fortunate to practice in an area I like, with colleagues who have become friends, and I treat patients I enjoy caring for through their own health challenges. I came to Los Alamitos Medical Center 22 years ago and have been practicing medicine for more than 20 years.
The Chief of Staff role holds special meaning this year as the hospital celebrates its 50th year of service to our communities. I’m proud to be a part of a small community hospital that blossomed into a competitive, thriving facility that has technology and equipment found in some of our country’s finest facilities. Los Alamitos Medical Center was founded by physicians who recognized a need for health care in what is now a prime location on the border of two counties, has convenient freeway access, and is in the midst of an upper class suburban area. The hospital is well-positioned to meet the needs of our growing senior population and new, young families as well.
The first physician office building set the stage for what is now a medical campus that covers several blocks. There are staff members who have been here for over 40 years, the programs and services have evolved with community needs, and we’ve treated generations of families who turned to us in times of illness and times of joy. The hospital – and many of us, have seen countless changes over the years and it has always maintained a highly-skilled, impressive medical staff. The founding physicians of this hospital set the bar high for all of us with their vision and dedication to seeing quality health care delivered to all we serve.