Bonnie Panlasigui Named Chief Administrative Officer for Alameda Hospital

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alameda Health System (AHS) announced that Bonnie (formerly Hanson) Panlasigui has been named Chief Administrative Officer for Alameda Hospital, effective October 20, 2014. Ms. Panlasigui will oversee Alameda Hospital (AH) and its award-winning Certified Primary Stroke Center, Creedon Center for Advanced Wound Care, Bay Area Bone and Joint Center, Waters Edge Skilled Nursing Facility and South Shore Convalescent Hospital.

"Bonnie is a sharp, health care executive with strong leadership skills. She has navigated the health care industry landscape to great success in varied environments," said AHS' Chief Operating Officer Mark S. Fratzke. "I am confident she will provide exceptional leadership of Alameda Hospital's day-to-day operations and continued service expansion on the island as we continue our proud tradition of actively supporting and improving the health of the citizens of Alameda."

Most recently, Panlasigui was the Chief Operating Officer of Dupont Hospital, part of the Lutheran Health Network. During her tenure, the facility was recognized as a 100 Top Hospital by Thomson Reuters, received the Press Ganey Summit for Excellence Award, was designated a top performer on key quality measures two years in a row by the Joint Commission and received an "A" rating by the Leap Frog Group in quality and patient safety. Additionally, she partnered with physicians to expand service lines in gastroenterology, pain, orthopedics and interventional radiology.

Previously, Panlasigui was an Associate Administrator with Hospital Corporation of America, where she was recruited to be part of an executive turnaround team to save a hospital system in southern California that was on the verge of being shut down by CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services). Her team achieved a successful accreditation validation survey within one year.

Panlasigui received a Bachelor's Degree in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and a Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She serves on the Advisory Board for Mentoring Women's Network, is a founder and current Board member of the Asian Healthcare Leaders Association, and is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

About Alameda Health System (AHS)

Alameda Health System, a major public health care provider headquartered in Oakland, California, is recognized as a world-class patient and family centered system of care with more than 4,500 employees, 1,000 physicians and 480 volunteers. Their facilities include Highland Hospital, a major regional trauma center and teaching hospital; Alameda Hospital, an acute care facility providing emergency, in-patient and outpatient services in Alameda; San Leandro Hospital, which provides emergency and in-patient hospital care services; John George Psychiatric Hospital, an acute and emergency care facility in San Leandro; Fairmont Hospital, an acute rehabilitation hospital and skilled nursing facility, also in San Leandro; and four ambulatory wellness centers in Oakland as well as in Newark and Hayward.

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Source:Alameda Health System