Oceanside CA— Seasoned healthcare professional Kirkpatrick “Kapua” Conley has accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer at Tri-City Medical Center as of April 1. Bringing more than a decade of health administration and general management experience to his role, Conley has a passion for the community as well as a background in comprehensive cancer care, information technology, integrated healthcare system environments and public healthcare districts.
“Mr. Conley’s local roots and his expertise in critical areas of care make him an excellent fit for the position,” said Tri-City Medical Center CEO Tim Moran. “He will be an asset to continue driving our focus on quality patient care, operational discipline and the community’s health and wellness.”
Most recently, Conley served for three years as CEO of Fallbrook Hospital in northern San Diego County. Fallbrook Hospital was managed by CHS Affiliated for the Fallbrook Healthcare District. Conley was directly responsible for oversight of all hospital, clinic and skilled nursing operations and was able to improve operational efficiency, decrease staff turnover and help earn a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures rating from the Joint Commission.
From 2010 to 2012, Kirkpatrick was CEO of Mesa View Regional Hospital in Mesquite, Nev. and, from 2008 to 2010, Assistant CEO at Oro Valley Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. He began his career at the University of Texas M.D Anderson Cancer Center, where he spent three years as a Genitourinary Cancer Center Administrator.
Conley holds a Masters Degree in Health Administration and Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Tulane University.
About Tri City Medical Center
Tri-City Medical Center has served its community for over 50 years and is full service, acute-care hospital in Oceanside, Calif. with a primary care clinic and over 500 physicians practicing in 60 specialties. Its Gold Seal of Approval® from the Joint Commission recognizes its commitment to safe and effective patient care for the residents of the community it serves. It operates the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in North County as well as an Orthopaedic & Spine Institute, Cardiovascular Health Institute and a Neurological Institute along with the Tri-City Wellness Center in Carlsbad, Calif., recognized as one of the best wellness centers in San Diego County. It also specializes in women’s health, robotic surgery, cancer and emergency care. Selected from over 5,700 hospitals, Tri City medical Center has been recognized as an innovator in medical treatments, research, technology and care delivery as well as an anchor of health in the country.
For more information about Tri-City Medical Center and Tri-City Healthcare District, please visit www.tricitymed.org.