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Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Hires Two New Surgical Services Leaders

December 12, 2018


Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Hires Two New Surgical Services Leaders

Whitman Partners recently placed two new members of the Surgical Services team at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center: Carol Hughes, Clinical Director of Surgical Services and Lionel Hoyte, OR Manager. Both positions are based in Long Beach, California.

This Clinical Director of Surgical Services position is Ms. Hughes’ first time leading a hospital in California. Previous to coming to Long Beach, she worked in Hawaii. Most recently, she was the Director of Perioperative Services at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. However, she has 23 years of experience in nursing overall. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Immaculata University in Immaculata, Pennsylvania, and her Master of Science in Nursing at University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Lionel Hoyte brings 16 years of experience working in various acute and ambulatory care settings to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Prior to this position, Mr. Hoyte worked at MemorialCare Surgical Center in Laguna Woods, California, as the Director of Nursing. There, he oversaw four operating rooms. He recently received his Masters of Science in Nursing from California Baptist University in Riverside, California.

Jim Carver, Client Partner at Whitman Partners, conducted the search. Jim has been a pacesetter for many years at Whitman Partners. Caitlin Anthony assisted with placing Carol Hughes and Brian Ulasewicz assisted with Lionel Hoyte’s position.

About Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, has served the Long Beach community for over 100 years.  A 420-bed hospital, they serve over 25,000 cases annually. They won several awards for their care, including U.S. Top 125 Hospitals by Consumers’ Checkbook, Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospitals by Reuters, and America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report. In addition to the main hospital, they have several specialty centers on campus including MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute and MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute.

About Whitman Partners

Whitman Partners is a top placement resource for hospitals and surgery centers of all sizes throughout the United States. At any given time, Whitman Partners is actively working on 450+ directorship vacancies in surgical services. They also offer over 8000 director candidates organized by experience, education, and career plans.