San Jose – Regional Medical Center of San Jose is proud to announce that CEO Ken West was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the Top 25 Emerging Leaders for 2023.

This program recognizes the healthcare industry's rising stars age 40 and under who contribute to a culture of innovation and help their organizations achieve and exceed financial, operational and clinical goals.

“At a time of great change for the healthcare industry, this year’s class of emerging leaders demonstrate many of the skills that will be required to move organizations forward and improve patients’ lives,” said Mary Ellen Podmolik, editor-in-chief of Modern Healthcare. “These professionals are true collaborators, working internally with teams to improve workplace culture and efficiency. They also are looking beyond their own doors to better serve their communities. We look forward to watching their careers develop.”

Ken has served in leadership positions within various hospitals at HCA Healthcare for more than a decade. He was promoted from COO to CEO of Regional Medical Center in 2021. He provides executive oversight to a team of more than 1,300 employees and 500+ medical staff.

We are immensely proud of Ken’s accomplishments at HCA Healthcare and how in his current position as CEO, he has transformed the culture at Regional Medical Center. He is dedicated to fostering strong relationships and empowering his leaders to reach their potential,” said Jackie Van Blaricum, President of HCA Healthcare’s Far West Division. “Ken’s approach has led to a culture of inclusion, innovative thinking, and open sharing of ideas that has led to new programs that improve the organization.”

The profiles of all the honorees are featured in the March 20, 2023, issue of MH magazine and online.