New COO at MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center

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Ryan Olsen Brings Executive Experience in Orange & Los Angeles Counties

Ryan Olsen, well-known figure in health care management who has served in executive posts at prominent Orange and Los Angeles County hospitals, is the new Chief Operating Officer at MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills. He replaces Cheryl Jacob who retired in January after 37 years with MemorialCare in various leadership positions.

Prior to his new position, Olsen served since 2015 as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President at Cedars Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, a world leader in orthopedic and sports medicine known for serving as team physicians and consultants to professional sports teams.

He previously was Vice President of Operations for St. Jude Medical Center Fullerton; a Chief Administrative Officer at UC Irvine Health; and a Manager at Cedars Sinai Oschin Cancer Institute.

"We are thrilled to have Ryan join our executive management team," says Marcia Manker, CEO of MemorialCare Saddleback and Orange Coast Medical Centers. "He brings a wealth of experience, expertise and demonstrated success in all aspects of health care management as well as leadership and advanced knowledge in numerous clinical areas."

"I am proud to be part of this impressive leadership team and the wonderful Orange County community my family has called home for many years," adds Olsen. "I look forward to working with our employees, physicians, board members, volunteers, donors and community members who continue to ensure Saddleback Medical Center remains on the forefront of clinical excellence and compassionate care."

Olsen received his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, master's degree from UCLA Fielding School of Public Health where he serves as a lecturer and preceptor and bachelor's degree from University of California, San Diego. He completed an internship and fellowship at VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System. Olsen and his wife, Stephanie, and their three children live in Ladera Ranch.