May 18, 2021
Tomi Ryba, currently President and CEO at Regional Medical Center, has been named President and CEO at sister HCA Healthcare hospital Good Samaritan in San Jose. Ryba has more than 20 years executive leadership experience gained at hospitals throughout California, Oregon, Minnesota and Washington.
HCA Healthcare Far West Division President Brian Cook calls Ryba the right leader for the post-pandemic environment. "Tomi has proven leadership skills, a heartfelt commitment to the culturally-rich Bay Area community, and an empowering leadership style to strengthening her teams."
Ryba will be charged with overseeing the advancement of culture, hospital operations, clinical quality, financial resiliency, growth and staff of more than 2,211 colleagues, as well as managing relationships with more than 749 physician partners.
“I’ve witnessed the professionalism and commitment to excellence at Regional Medical Center and am proud of our accomplishments. I look forward to partnering with the Good Samaritan Hospital team and its community, furthering their goal to provide world class care,” says Ryba.
Under Ryba's tenure at Regional Medical Center in San Jose, the hospital strengthened its reputation for trauma care and improved quality in several clinical areas. Certified by the Joint Commission, the hospital has also received accreditations and certifications including the following: American College of Surgeons verified Level II Trauma Center, Joint Commission accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center, County of Santa Clara designated STEMI Receiving Center and County of Santa Clara designated Trauma Center. Healthgrades has recognized the hospital as a Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021); as a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia in 2021; as a Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021); as a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pancreatitis in 2021; and as a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021).
Previously, she served as the Chief Executive for Providence’s Southern Oregon region, 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.
Throughout her career, Ryba served on various healthcare and community boards and was recognized for her leadership by several Bay Area publications and local political leaders. She has a notable reputation for developing strategic relationships with local organizations and programs to improve the employee, physician and patient experience.
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.
Ryba will begin her role at Good Samaritan Hospital on July 1, 2021.