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Mission Hospital Names New COIO

Mission Hospital Names New COIO

Mission Hospital Names New COIO

Ron Galonsky to pioneer new role at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, Calif., Nov. 12, 2012 – Mission Hospital has announced that Ron Galonsky has been named Mission Hospital's new chief operations and integration officer. This new role will combine the traditional role of a chief operating officer with a new dimension of integration as Mission Hospital looks to more effectively connect with services throughout the community, in addition to physician partners and St. Joseph Health's other Southern California hospitals.

With more than 23 years of leadership experience in the health care field, Galonsky most recently served as chief operating officer and senior vice president of O'Connor Hospital in San Jose, a ministry of the Daughters of Charity Health System. Prior to his work at O'Connor Hospital, Galonsky served as CEO of Watsonville Community Hospital and as a senior vice president of operations and site administrator for Centra Health. He is a Fellow in the American College of health care Executives (ACHE) and a mentor in the ACHE Leadership Mentoring Network. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University and his Master of Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia.

"It is a testament to our reputation for excellence that extends well beyond Orange County borders that we have added Ron to our team here at Mission Hospital," said Kenneth D. McFarland, president and CEO of Mission Hospital. "He has a great understanding of our values and mission and is uniquely qualified to serve our ministry as we plan for the future."

Galonsky started his career as an Army Infantry Officer and is actively involved in his church and industry professional organizations. He moved to South County from the Bay Area with his wife and their three children.

About Mission Hospital
Mission Hospital provides south Orange County communities with access to advanced care through dozens of locations. Mission Hospital has been serving the greater needs of the community for more than 40 years, improving the quality of life in the communities it serves. Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, the region's only designated trauma center, offers 24-hour emergency care and specialized services for imaging, heart, stroke, maternity, and women's wellness needs. Mission Hospital Laguna Beach offers 24-hour emergency, intensive and medical-surgical care as well as the South County's only behavioral health services including hospital-based chemical and pain medication dependency treatment. CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo is the only dedicated pediatric hospital in South Orange County. Mission is the only hospital to twice earn the Ernest A. Codman Award for Excellence in quality health care presented by The Joint Commission for its Traumatic Brain Injury protocol and Rapid Response Nursing Team, and recently earned Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. A member of the St. Joseph Health System, Mission Hospital is one of 14 not-for-profit hospitals sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry. For more information, visit