(Napa, Calif. – March 16, 2017) Queen of the Valley is pleased to announce that upon the recommendation
of the Board Search Committee, Larry Coomes, FACHE, has been named the
medical center’s permanent Chief Executive (CE), effective immediately.
Coomes became the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Queen of the Valley
in December, 2015. He has served as the hospital’s Interim Chief
Executive for the past five months and his leadership during this time
has garnered the support of the hospital’s Board, physicians and staff.
“I am honored to be given this opportunity,” said Coomes. “I
look forward to working collaboratively, alongside our talented caregivers,
to continue to provide high-quality, compassionate care to our community.”
Coomes has more than 25 years of experience in business and executive leadership.
Prior to joining our team, he was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Tenet
Health’s Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Among his accomplishments
there, he developed a five-year strategic plan to drive increased revenue
and volumes; drove significant improvements in clinical quality and patient
safety by instituting a transparent environment with a focus on trust
and accountability; and led a cultural overhaul resulting in major improvements
to physician, employee and patient satisfaction. Prior to his role at
Tenet, Coomes served as CEO of Palmdale Regional Medical Center.
About Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 208-bed, acute-care facility founded
by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The Queen is the largest health
care facility and one of the largest employers in Napa County. Services
provided include a Regional Heart Center, a Regional Orthopedic Center,
a Regional Cancer Center approved with commendations by the American College
of Surgeons, the Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center, maternity and infant
care, inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery, and full-service
emergency department, among many other specialty services. More information
about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found at
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