Michael Ricks joined Hoag in July 2015 as the Executive Vice President
and Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Michael is responsible
for the day to day operations at the Newport Beach and Irvine campuses
for Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and its Health Centers throughout
Mr. Ricks has more than 20 years of leadership experience in health care.
He has served in various leadership capacities for nationally recognized
organizations including Sentara Healthcare and Dignity Health. His prior
experience as a COO and Hospital President/CEO provided him with extensive
experience in collaborating with physicians to develop nationally recognized
clinical service lines, driving improvements in patient experience and
employee engagement and achieving industry leading financial performance.
Mr. Ricks earned his bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University
and a Master of Health Administration degree at Washington University’s
School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. He was born in Laguna Beach and returned
to his home county with his wife, Heather, and three children.