Kim Milstien, CHOC’s executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO), has been named by a leading healthcare publication one of 75 “hospital and health system COOs to know.”
The 2023 list from Becker’s Hospital Review honors COOs for their commitment to enhancing healthcare by improving employee engagement, reducing costs and boosting operational efficiency for their organizations.
Kim joined CHOC in 2022 as chief strategy and affiliation officer before being appointed COO in the spring of 2023.
She has partnered with leadership across CHOC to realign and refresh the strategic plan, create a strategy activation function to support key projects, develop a streamlined and more effective cross-team business planning process, and help grow CHOC’s neonatal intensive care unit network into new regions.
Kim brings more than 25 years of experience leading acute care operations in a variety of health care settings, including large teaching hospitals and public hospital systems.
She was also a board member and chair for Hospital Association of Southern California’s Ventura County region and faculty for Adventist Health Emerging Healthcare Leader Program.