Ikenna Mmeje has been named Chief Operating Officer at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. He succeeds Joe DeSchryver, who was promoted to Chief Executive Officer. Mmeje will assume his duties April 7. Mmeje will conduct oversight of the hospital’s daily operations and ancillary departments such as pathology, radiology, pharmacy and plant operations.
He will play an integral role as well in the hospital’s clinical outcomes, patient, physician and employee satisfaction, and financial success. Mmeje worked the past seven years at Sutter Health – Alta Bates Medical Center in Oakland, the past two years as Administrative Director – Clinical and Research Services. Before that, he spent four years as Director of Operations at REDI, the East Bay AIDS Center, and also completed a one-year Administrative Fellowship with Sutter Health.