VAN NUYS, Calif. — Valley Presbyterian Hospital Senior Vice President
of Strategy & Operations Gayathri S. Jith was accepted into the Thomas
C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program, a distinguished year-long program
designed to provide support to senior-level health care leadership.
The Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program was established by the
Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and it aims
to achieve and promote diversity in health care management. Each year,
a maximum of six applicants are selected for the program.
"I am honored to be selected to participate in this esteemed program,
and welcome the opportunity to continue to learn and grow as a health
care executive," Ms. Jith said.
The curriculum features several leadership development sessions with a
focus on how to overcome barriers in career advancement, develop an executive
presence, and take part in formal leadership education and career assessments.
Ms. Jith will be matched with a program mentor who will provide her with
support and guidance for the duration of the program.
Ms. Jith was appointed Senior Vice President of Strategy & Operations
in November 2012. She is responsible for guiding Valley Presbyterian Hospital's
health care reform efforts and for overseeing clinical, ancillary and
Ms. Jith received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California,
San Diego, and a Master of Public Health degree in healthcare management
from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is an adjunct faculty
member at the University of Southern California in Healthcare Administration.
Additionally, Ms. Jith gives back to the San Fernando Valley community
as a co-chair on the Valley Industry and Commerce Association's (VICA)
Healthcare Committee and as a board member of Meeting Each Need with Dignity (MEND).
About Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Valley Presbyterian Hospital is a 350-bed facility that ranks among the
largest acute care hospitals in the San Fernando Valley. Founded in 1958,
the nonprofit, non-sectarian, independent, community hospital provides
high quality, patient-centered care through leading-edge technology and
a full range of medical services.