Regional Medical Center of San Jose, an acute-care hospital and Level II Trauma Center, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tomi Ryba as the President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 28th.

Ryba is an accomplished leader in the healthcare industry with more than 20 years of executive leadership experience. She recently served as the Chief Executive for Providence’s Southern Oregon region, where she was responsible for integrating care across their health plan, home health services, medical group, clinics and hospitals.

Prior to her role at Providence, Ryba served as the CEO of El Camino Hospital in San Jose, Senior Vice President of Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minnesota and Chief Operating Officer of UCSF Medical Center, as well as various leadership roles throughout California and Washington.

The Silicon Valley Business Journal chose Ryba as one of 100 Women of Influence multiple times and in 2013, Gentry magazine named her a Top Leader in Silicon Valley.

“We are excited to have Tomi return to the San Jose area to lead the Regional Medical Center team,” says Interim President and CEO Michael Carter. “With her experience and broad industry knowledge, I’m confident that she is a great fit to lead Regional Medical Center in providing quality compassionate care to the community.”

“I welcome the opportunity to work alongside the physicians and frontline caregivers to advance the health of the San Jose region,” says Ryba. “Regional Medical Center has a long tradition of providing world-class trauma care and exceptional quality to all patients. It is an honor and privilege to serve.”

Throughout her career, Ryba served on various healthcare and community boards, including California Hospital Association and the American Red Cross.

Ryba received her Masters of Healthcare Administration from Chapman University in Orange, California and her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from University of California, Riverside.