Kendall Sawa, RN, has been named chief executive for Providence Seaside Hospital and North Coast Service Area.
Sawa brings nearly two decades of experience in health care to his new position.
He served for the past three years as chief executive officer for the Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics in Ilwaco, Wash.
Prior to coming to the Long Beach Peninsula, Sawa worked for 15 years at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center in Alaska, beginning as a staff nurse, and moving into leadership roles as a house supervisor, cardiac coordinator, nurse manager, director of acute care services and regional vice president for patient care services for the last five years. He was also interim chief executive of Wrangel Medical Center in Alaska for four months before taking the Ocean Beach position.
He will start his role in Seaside on Jan. 11.