Michael Sarian, President of Hospital Operations, Prime Healthcare Services

Michael Sarian was named President of Hospital Operations for Prime Healthcare Services in 2012. He has more than 25 years of executive management experience in healthcare that includes serving as a multi-hospital CEO, a multi-specialty medical group CEO, hospital CFO and in other senior executive and finance positions.

Before coming to Prime Healthcare, Mike was at Prospect Medical Holdings for seven years and in charge of all hospital operations. Prior to joining Prospect, he was CEO of Heritage Medical Group in Harrisburg, PA.

Mike has a master's degree in business administration from the University of La Verne, College of Business and Public Management; and a bachelor's of science in business administration, accounting and finance, from California State University, Los Angeles. He is also active in various community, charity and civic organizations.

Gemma Rama-Banaag, Chief Nursing Officer, Paradise Valley Hospital

You can go home again.

When Gemma Rama-Banaag came back to Paradise Valley Hospital in early 2011, she was a familiar face to many PVH employees who remember her when she worked here from 2002 – 2008, first as a Nurse Educator, and then in Business Development as a Nurse Liaison, and finally as the Nurse Manager of the Rehab Care Unit. After a two-year absence, during which she was the Director of Nursing, and then Director of Clinical Services at Promise Hospital in San Diego, she is now back at PVH as our new Chief Nursing Officer.

Gemma has been a nurse for almost her whole life. She started as an ER nurse in the Philippines shortly after she finished her BSN at Philippine Union College in 1987. Since then she has worked as a nurse in Obstetrics, Long Term care, Med/Surg and Rehabilitation in Los Angeles and San Diego. In every facility and unit she has worked in, she has eventually taken on leadership roles: from being a charge nurse, to educator, to program coordinator, to manager, to Director, and finally CNO.

Her distinguished professional career is mirrored in a stellar academic career. The capstone projects for both her MBA and MSN degrees at the University of Phoenix were chosen by the university as best in class projects, and they are both used today as examples to students in those programs.

Gemma somehow finds the time to remain active with the Philippine Nurses Association of San Diego and volunteer at her church. She loves teaching and mentoring, and is an avid golfer and she loves to cook. Gemma is married to her husband Chester, and they have two sons. They currently live in the South Bay in Chula Vista.

Rebecca Levy, Chief Financial Officer, Interim CEO, Paradise Valley Hospital

Rebecca Levy, “Becky,” comes to Paradise Valley Hospital from our sister-facility in Northern California, Shasta Regional Medical Center where she was the CFO/COO since December, 2012. Before that she held progressive roles in all areas of the healthcare financial field with Sharp Healthcare, Tenet and Children’s Hospital in Oakland. Becky has also been the CFO and Administrator of Ancillary Services with Sutter Delta Medical Center, and the CFO of the hospital division with Prospect Medical Holdings. Altogether, Becky has 15 years of experience in all facets of healthcare finance. She has proven herself to be an effective and valuable member of the leadership team at Paradise Valley.

Rosemarie Lim, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Paradise Valley Hospital

Rosemarie Lim, MD, works as a pulmonary and critical care consultant at Paradise Valley Hospital, in addition to her duties as the Chief Medical Officer here. She completed her medical doctorate at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in 1989 where she completed a rotating internship in internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, family medicine, and psychiatry. She continued her medical education in the United States, finishing in 1996 with a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at the Center for Health Sciences at the University of California Los Angeles. Soon after she started working at Paradise Valley starting in 1998, and she has been here ever since.

Dr. Lim is board certified in critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine, and internal medicine. She holds licenses to practice medicine in California, Texas and Illinois.