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
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.