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PIH Health Announces Richard Trogmanb as System Chief Operating Officer (COO) & PIH Health Hospital – Downey President

Richard Trogman, FACHE.


Whittier, Calif. (September 3, 2019) – Richard Trogman, FACHE has joined PIH Health as System Chief Operating Officer (COO) & President of PIH Health Hospital – Downey. Trogman is a seasoned healthcare executive with 29 years of progressive healthcare experience. He joins PIH Health from Kaiser Foundation Health Plan where he served as the chief operating officer of the Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center. His first day with PIH Health will be Monday, October 7, 2019.

“I am pleased to join a healthcare network that is dedicated to providing high-quality patient care,” said Trogman. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure that residents of our area have access to outstanding healthcare.”  

Trogman will be responsible for strategic management of PIH Health pharmacies, supply chain management, facilities and other operational services. He will also have direct daily oversight of the Downey hospital campus, including management of Nursing Administration.

Trogman’s previous roles with Kaiser Permanente included Interim Regional Vice President/COO of the Colorado Region; Regional Executive, Support Services; and Regional Operations Support Leader. 

Richard received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Science Degree in Health Administration from California State University, Northridge. He has completed several Kaiser Permanente executive programs including a Leadership Program at Harvard Business School.

“Richard has the leadership qualities and experience that model our commitment to providing outstanding care for our patients,” said James R. West, president and chief executive officer of PIH Health. “We look forward to the expertise he will bring to our organization.”

PIH Health

PIH Health is a nonprofit, regional healthcare network that serves approximately 2.5 million residents in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley region. The fully integrated network is comprised of PIH Health Hospital – Whittier and PIH Health Hospital – Downey and features 26 outpatient medical locations, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, women’s health, urgent care and emergency services. The organization is recognized by Watson Health as one of the nation’s Top Hospitals, and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) as one of the nation’s top hospital systems for best practices, cutting-edge advancements, quality of care and healthcare technology for both PIH Health Hospital – Whittier and PIH Health Hospital – Downey. Healthgrades®, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, recently honored PIH Health Hospital – Whittier with the 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award and for the fifth consecutive year, the Outstanding Patient Experience Award (2015-2019). PIH Health invests millions each year in community education and free and low-cost services to support those with the greatest need. For more information, visit PIHHealth.org.