San Jose, CA — Regional Medical Center of San Jose today appointed Sandy Yanko as the new Chief Operating Officer. Yanko, an Industrial and Systems Engineer, brings more than 20 years of experience in operations improvement for healthcare providers to her new role at Regional, where she will assume administrative responsibility for several operating and clinical ancillary support departments and will also serve as the hospital's Staffing Officer.

Yanko joins Regional from the Far West Division of parent company, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Based in Henderson, Nevada she oversaw eight hospitals in Nevada and California as Vice President of Process Improvement/Management Engineering since 2003.

“Yanko's professional background and skills in process improvement will greatly benefit our organization and advance quality,” said Mike Johnson, Regional's CEO. “We're fortunate to have her as a welcome addition to our team.”

Yanko graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. She earned a Master of Science degree in the same field from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.

She will begin her position at Regional on March 3rd.

About Regional Medical Center of San Jose

Regional Medical Center of San Jose is a Level II Trauma Center staffed by in-house specialists 24/7/365. The hospital provides a host of technologically-advanced services including Cardiovascular, Neuro, Orthopedic and General Surgery, Interventional Pulmonology, along with multi-organ Cancer Care, and services for Women and Children. Regional holds Joint Commission advanced certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. It is a certified Chest Pain Center, Certified Atrial Fibrillation Program, county-designated STEMI (heart attack) receiving center, and an ACoS accredited Community Cancer Center. Regional is a recipient of Healthgrades 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. It is recognized by the Joint Commission as a 2011, 2012, 2013 Top Performing Hospital on Key Quality Measures™. The hospital has also been recognized by U.S. News and World Report and Healthgrades as a top performing hospital, and is home to the San Jose Institute for Robotic Surgery. For more information, visit:

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