Krikor Jansezian, PhD, Named Administrator of Community Hospital Long Beach


Community Hospital Long Beach (CHLB) announced Krikor Jansezian, Ph.D. as the administrator – a new role to the CHLB leadership team. As administrator, Dr. Jansezian will oversee the operational aspects of inpatient and outpatient programs and services working closely with the administrative and medical directors at the hospital, and serve as the senior liaison between CHLB and MemorialCare Health System. Jansezian will report directly to Diana Hendel, CEO, Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach.

Jansezian plans to maintain and build on the already strong partnership with the community and physicians of CHLB to ensure quality, compassionate care is provided to the community. The hospital will focus on raising the awareness of hospital programs and services, with behavioral health services remaining a key service offered at CHLB.

“The relationship with MemorialCare Health System is a very exciting one to me,” Dr. Jansezian says. “I look forward to advancing the services provided at CHLB by using the resources available through the health system in the next five to seven years. This will be both a challenging and rewarding journey for the hospital as we continue to grow and develop.”

Jansezian has created, developed, implemented, maintained and improved existing, as well as start-up programs for many hospitals and community agencies. He has held a number of roles in health care ranging from clinical to administrative including executive director of behavioral health/post surgical services, clinical director of inpatient, outpatient and psychiatric inpatient programs, psychologist, social worker and recreational therapist.

“Dr. Jansezian will bring a wealth of expertise to the organization as we continue to look for opportunities to maximize synergy and optimize the unique identities of each hospital in our system,” says Diana Hendel, CEO, Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach. “CHLB and the health care team there bring new opportunities, like behavioral health, to the MemorialCare Health System that we are thrilled to now have as part of our system. With more than 20 years of behavioral health experience, Dr. Jansezian was the obvious choice for the new administrator role as we look to expand behavioral health services in the greater Long Beach community.”

Jansezian currently sits on the California Hospital Association’s Advisory Board for the Center of Behavioral Health, and is an associate professor at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine.