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Milstien Appointed President and CEO of Simi Valley Hospital
Kim Milstien has become the new president and CEO of Simi Valley Hospital. She began her duties on July 30, 2012.
In his announcement of Milstien’s appointment, Bill Wing, senior vice president of Adventist Health and chairman of the board for Simi Valley Hospital, said, “Kim’s service to Adventist Health has been outstanding. Her strong leadership, commitment to our mission and familiarity with the Los Angeles area will benefit SVH. Her strength is building new services through collaboration and relationships, which will allow SVH to meet more of the health needs in the community.”
No stranger to Simi Valley, Milstien began her career with Adventist Health at Simi Valley Hospital in 1996. In the intervening 16 years, she also served in Adventist Health’s Central California region and most recently at Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC) in Glendale, California.
Following progressively responsible roles in strategic planning, physician relations and outreach, and business development (including oversight for marketing and public relations), she was appointed as vice president of business development at GAMC in September 2009.
Expanding the hospital's outreach into the community, Milstien developed GAMC’s first hospital-based outpatient clinic, focusing on spine and orthopedics; contributed to the significant growth in market share; and substantially increased medical staff membership and engagement. Additionally, Milstien was very involved in the development of broader networks for GAMC and also had operational responsibility for several ancillary/support service areas at the hospital.
Milstien holds a BA in psychology from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from La Sierra University in Riverside, California. She recently received the “Outstanding Corporate Woman” award from the state legislators who represent the Glendale region. Milstien and her husband, Dave, are the proud parents of a three-year-old daughter, Callie.