Sat11222014

Your Health

El Camino Hospital hires new COO

El Camino Hospital earlier this month named Mick Zdeblick the hospital’s new chief operating officer.

According to hospital officials, Zdeblick’s key responsibilities include ensuring that the hospital has the processes and systems in place to implement its three-year strategic plan, focused on the triple aim of improving individual experience, improving quality and reducing costs across the enterprise.

“Throughout his career, Mick has demonstrated an ability to effectively drive change in complex health-care organizations,” said Tomi Ryba, president and CEO of El Camino Hospital. “His experience and deep knowledge of operational best-practices will be critical to El Camino Hospital as we enter the next phase of our evolution in creating a continuum of integrated, patient-centric care through our clinical programs, further optimizing the health of Silicon Valley residents.”

Zdeblick brings more than 25 years of management and operational experience to the job. He previously worked at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he led a campus transformation that included designing the core processes of a new 800,000-square-foot hospital. He also served as vice president of operations, developing a new clinical care model for the surgical suite and interventional areas and redesigning the hospital’s supply chain to realize greater efficiencies.

Before his tenure at Rush, Zdeblick spent the majority of his career at APM Inc., where he specialized in provider-based consulting. He collaborated with organizations such as the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center to oversee a number of process improvement projects, including the implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning systems (supply chain, human resources, grant management and finance), operational restructuring and process redesign.

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