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Tour and Presentation- Palomar Medical Center West
VHA Leadership
May 17, 2011

Welcome VHA Members to the new Palomar Medical Center West. You will experience the nation’s most advanced medical center on Tuesday, May 17, 2011.

Important Tips for Visitors to the Site:

Palomar Medical Center West is a construction site so attendees will need to know the following:

  • Wear closed-toe shoes
  • Long pants are recommended
  • Hard hats and safety goggles will be available for those taking the tour

View a Welcome message from Michael Covert by clicking on the video box to the right.

Tour and Presentation Schedule

10:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments  
10:45 a.m. Welcome  
  Michael H. Covert, FACHE
President and CEO
Palomar Health
  Gerald Bracht, FACHE
Chief Administrative Officer Palomar Medical Center
Orlando Portale
Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
Palomar Health
  Lorie Shoemaker, MSN, RN, DHA,
Chief Nurse Executive
Palomar Health
Michael Shanahan
Director Facilities Planning and
 11:30 a.m. Tour Hosts
  12th Floor
Helipad/Site Plan
Marcelo Rivera, M.D., Palomar Health Board Member
Mike Shanahan, Director Facilities Planning and Development
   5th Floor
Patient Room and Lobby
Lorie Shoemaker, R.N., DHA, Chief Nurse Executive
Brenda Fischer, R.N., Ph.D., Director Nursing Excellence
   5th Floor
Patient Room and Lobby
Maria Sudak, R.N., Director Critical Care Services, Pomerado Hospital
Joy Gorzeman, R.N., Director Clinical Transformation
   3rd Floor
Café, Dining Area & Green Roof
Steve Gold, Chief Senior Care and Support Services Officer
Jana Markley, Director Food Services
   2nd Floor
Interventional Platform
Gerald Bracht, Chief Administrative Officer, Palomar Medical Center
Marcia Jackson, Director Facilities Planning Transformation
   2nd Floor
Interventional Platform
Paul Patchen, R.N., Director, Cardiovascular Services
Robert Elster, General Building Program Project Manager
  1st Floor
Emergency Department and Lobby
Kim Colonnelli, R.N., Chief Nursing Officer, Pomerado Hospital
Jaime Rivas, M.D., Medical Director Emergency Services
  1st Floor
Emergency Department and Lobby
John Steele, M.D., Medical Director Trauma Services
Cathy Prante, R.N., Director Emergency Services, Palomar Medical Center
Lab, Kitchen, Natural Light
David Tam, M.D., Chief Administrative Officer, Pomerado Hospital
Jerry Kolins, M.D., Associate Chief Medical Quality Officer
Mark Reyes, Lab and Radiologic Services Administrator
 1 p.m. Lunch and Panel Discussion/Q&A  
 2:30 p.m. Departure  

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