Patrick Caster

Patrick Caster will become Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hospital of Gardena, effective May 2. Pipeline Health CEO Joe Badalian made the announcement today.

Caster has more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare operations and finance. He has held senior executive positions in notable organizations such as the University of California Health System, Tenet Health and CommonSpirit/Dignity Health.

For the last five years, Caster has served as the Chief Operating Officer for Dignity Health’s California Hospital Medical Center CHMC) in Los Angeles, a CommonSpirit Health company. CommonSpirit Health is the second largest hospital company in the United States.  CHMC is the highest volume nongovernmental trauma center in Los Angeles County.  At CHMC, he oversaw all hospital operations, as well as construction of a new $220 million patient tower, which includes a new 56-bed Emergency Department.

Caster was the founding President of Advicare Health Plan, which he grew rapidly from start up.  Advicare was later purchased by national managed care company WellCare/ Centene.  Additionally, he was the founding Chief Financial Officer for Canopy Health Plan and BayHealth Development, two start-up organizations owned by the University of California San Francisco Health System.

He earned both two-year and four-year degrees in Business Administration from Gannon University in Erie Pennsylvania.

“Patrick’s strong track record in hospital operations and finance and his accomplishments in the Los Angeles market will serve Memorial Hospital of Gardena well,” said Badalian in a memo to hospital employees and physicians.”

April 28, 2022