As a former employee of Kaiser Permanente, I welcome the newly appointed leadership of San Bernardino County Area at its medical centers. Ken Rivers will serve as COO for the Fontana Medical Center and Ahmad Mohammad will serve as COO for the Ontario Medical Center.
Ken Rivers, ScB, MS, FACHE comes to Kaiser Permanente with nearly 30 years of senior executive leadership experience, both in the non-profit and for profit sectors of health care. His most recent roles include President of Manta Advisors, CHA Health Systems Chief Administrative Officer and President and CEO for Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.
He has served on numerous boards and community organizations, including the American Red Cross, Rotary International, United Hospital Association and the Hospital Association of Southern California.
Rivers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from Brown University and a Master of Science degree in Health Care Administration from the University of La Verne. He assumed leadership of hospital/health plan operations in Fontana on June 6.
Ahmad Mohammad, RN, MBA/HA has been selected as the new Chief Operating Officer for the Kaiser Permanente Ontario Medical Center. For the last three years, Mohammad has served as an Assistant Hospital Administrator for the Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Centers, and prior to that he was the Director of Quality for 11 years.
Mohammad received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and his Master’s in Business Administration with a certification in Health Care Administration from the University of Miami. He is also a graduate of the Kaiser Permanente Executive Leadership Program through Harvard Business School.