Taps St. Joseph Hospital Exec
ORANGE, CA - St. Mary Medical Center and St. Joseph Health today announced that Mr. Alan H. Garrett has been named St. Mary Medical Center’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Garrett, who has been tapped from another of the health system’s ministries to lead St. Mary’s, succeeds former CEO Jason Barker who departed late last year.
A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Garrett has for the past 20 years held various positions of responsibility within St. Joseph Health, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA.
“For the past two decades Alan has made significant contributions to the System and to the expansion and operational excellence of one of our largest and most complex ministries,” said Deborah Proctor, President and CEO of St. Joseph Health.
“With his proven track record and deep understanding of our values and Mission, he is uniquely qualified to take the helm of one of our fastest growing ministries and we are pleased to be able to elevate his talents,” Proctor added.
During his tenure at St. Joseph Hospital, Mr. Garrett oversaw the opening of a $200 million in-patient care center and an award-winning $60 million state-of-the-art Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. Responsible for 3800 employees and the day-to-day management of a 525-bed tertiary hospital and a multi-site, 50 physician primary care fully integrated medical group and 165 affiliated primary care physicians, he developed a best-practice teamwork culture that resulted in the hospital being honored with numerous patient satisfaction and industry awards.
“St. Mary’s is a fast-growing and financially strong institution that is deservedly proud of its well-earned reputation for excellence. With a background in promoting teamwork, working collaboratively with physicians and overseeing expansions while supporting clinicians and staff to provide the highest quality of patient care, I am confident Alan will propel St. Mary’s quest for excellence,” said Joe Randolph, St. Joseph Health’s, executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Mr. Garrett, who has not decided on a formal start date at SMMC, said, “I am grateful to have worked with so many talented colleagues at St. Joseph Hospital and I will miss them and the community I have been privileged to serve. At the same time, I am honored and excited to join the St. Mary team and look forward to working with them to further our shared mission of healing.”
Mr. Garrett began his career with St. Joseph Hospital in 1991 as Executive Director, Finance. Promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 1996, he also served as the Chief Administrative Officer of St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare. St. Joseph Hospital promoted him to Chief Operating Officer in 2006. Prior to joining St. Joseph Hospital, Mr. Garrett was a financial executive with United Western Medical Centers in Orange, CA, after having served as a Senior Accountant with Ernst & Whinney CPA’s in Irvine, CA.
Mr. Garrett received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Business Administration and Accounting at California State University, Fullerton, California. He and his wife, Sally of 24 years and their two children, reside in Chino Hills, CA.