President's Blog

Our Latest Blog

Exciting things are happening at Ocean Medical Center in the world of social media. Our president, Dean Lin, has started a blog that is now open to all team members, physicians, and friends of the medical center!

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Suits and Scrubs

A blog written by a hospital president, foodie and snowboarder.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Welcome Dr. Cheriyath, program director for internal medicine

Dr. Cheriyath, program director for internal medicine explains his vision for training future physicians at Ocean Medical Center.  

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

3 Southwest Pavilion Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

We celebrated the grand opening of what I believe to be one of the most innovative medical surgical floors of its kind.  The inspiration for our work is humanity in healthcare, seeing the person in the patient.  We believe that it's incredibly important to cultivate a culture of love and compassion to give meaning to all of our construction projects including this latest physical transformation on our campus. 

Thanks to our board of trustees and network leadership for making this critical investment.  We are serving many more patients and needed to close the deficit in beds.  Thanks to WHR, BR+A, Turner, Stantec and all the partners who helped with the design and execution.  Kudos to project management team including Don Ellis, Ken Soucheck and Vito Buccellato.  Of course, we had the best supporting cast of leaders and team members from various department including, but not limited to, EVS, materials management, pharmacy, IT, security, engineering, guest relations, etc.  Congratulations to Margaret Kluin and her incredible clinical team who provided key input into the design and now caring for patients. 

The ribbon cutting event was one to remember.  Special thanks to Vito, Ann Green, Jen Sherrod and Kylie Stanger from marketing and communications.  Every detail was handle with impeccable care and imagination.  Nearly 200 people were accomodated in a tent set up in the Healing Garden.  After the remarks and ribbon cutting, everyone was invited upstairs to take a tour and enjoy refreshments.  We wanted to narrate the human experience so the team came up with Theatre in the Curve where actors played out the story of a patient and nurse. It was all well-orchestrated and amazing.  Here are the pictures:  

Monday, August 21, 2017

A view of the eclipse from Ocean Medical Center

Thank you, Marie Loch for snapping this picture.