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PIH Health Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Anita Chou Joins PIH Health Leadership Team

Whittier, Calif. (November 20, 2019) – Anita Chou has joined PIH Health as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this position, Chou will be responsible for day-to-day operations of Finance and Accounting for the enterprise. She will oversee all aspects of the Financial Services Department and will also manage functions related to enterprise revenue cycle, decision support, and health information management.

“Anita brings a wealth of knowledge in both hospital and healthcare finance,” says Jim West, President and Chief Executive Officer of PIH Health. “Her results-driven mindset and team player attitude fit in well with our organizational culture of providing outstanding care to our patients.”

Chou has nearly 20 years of experience in hospital systems and healthcare finance. She joins PIH Health from Verity Health System, where she served as System Chief Financial Officer and managed all finance functions for five acute facilities, one skilled nursing facility, and a medical foundation and associated clinics. Prior to Verity, she served as the Hospital Segment CFO for Prospect Medical Holdings with financial oversight over 14 hospital entities in four states. She has also held finance leadership positions at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles. She started her career at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California.

Chou holds a Master of Health Administration Degree from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of California, San Diego.

About PIH Health

PIH Health is a nonprofit, regional healthcare network that serves approximately 2.5 million residents in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley region. The fully integrated network is comprised of PIH Health Hospital - Whittier and PIH Health Hospital - Downey and features 27 outpatient medical locations, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, women’s health, urgent care and emergency services. The organization is recognized by Watson Health as one of the nation’s Top Hospitals, and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) as one of the nation’s top hospital systems for best practices, cutting-edge advancements, quality of care and healthcare technology for both PIH Health Hospital - Whittier and PIH Health Hospital - Downey. Healthgrades®, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, recently honored PIH Health Hospital - Whittier with the 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award and for the fifth consecutive year, the Outstanding Patient Experience Award (2015-2019). PIH Health invests millions each year in community education and free and low-cost services to support those with the greatest need. For more information, visit PIHHealth.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


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