Meet the Regional Medical Center of San Jose Executive Team


Kenneth West, President and Chief Executive Officer

Kenneth West, CEO, is a seasoned leader with more than 12 years of hospital leadership experience with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). He first joined Regional Medical Center in 2018 as the Chief Operating Officer. Ken has a wealth of industry knowledge including service line development, operations, strategic planning, technology evaluation and strong leadership development. He is deeply committed to strengthening employee engagement and culture, as well as continuing to provide excellence in patient care and operations.

Prior to joining Regional, Ken served as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Ethics & Compliance officer at HCA’s Medical Center of Trinity in Trinity, Florida. Before that, he was Associate Chief Operating Officer at Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Medical Center in Richmond, VA.

Ken earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Health Systems Administration from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Sciences from Louisiana State University.


Tarannum Guller, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Tarannum Guller, MD, Chief Medical Officer, is an Internal Medicine trained, career Hospitalist, most recently serving as a Senior Executive providing Hospitalist and Intensivist services across California and the country. Dr. Guller received her medical degree from the Pravara Institute of Medical Science and completed her residency at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

She has a Masters in Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University and was Chief Resident for the Tufts-Harvard combined residency program.

Dr. Guller is patient centric and brings a passion for world-class quality and service.


Carl H. James, Chief Financial Officer

Carl H. James, Chief Financial Officer, has 20 years of experience in healthcare operations and finance. Prior to joining HCA, Mr. James served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for O’Connor Hospital and St. Louise Regional Hospital, a part of Verity Health System. Prior to that, Mr. James served in several capacities with Community Health Systems, including Regional Director and Controller.

In each of his positions, Mr. James had the opportunity to work with the teams in order to standardize systems, support growth initiatives, and improve efficiencies. Mr. James received bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Southern New Hampshire University and his master’s degree in business administration from California State University – Monterey Bay.


Nanette Logan, DNP, CCRN-K, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer

Nanette Logan, Chief Nursing Officer, joined Regional Medical Center in 2021 after serving in nursing and nursing leadership roles at other HCA Healthcare hospitals since 2007. Most recently, Nanette served as the Associate Chief Nursing Officer at Riverside Community Hospital in Riverside, California. She was previously the Director of Critical Care Services at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California. Nanette is committed to improving the outcomes of patients by engaging front-line nurses to maximize their critical thinking skills, and advocate for high-quality, safe care.

Nanette is currently serving a three-year term as a director on the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corporation board of directors. She also served on the HCA Critical-Care Advisory Board. Nanette holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice in executive nursing leadership at University of Nevada, Reno and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of San Francisco.