Meet the Executive Team

Meet the Executive Team

Leadership is key to the success of any organization. At Alvarado Hospital and Prime Healthcare Services, we have a diverse management team that brings years of experience, expertise, and dedication to meeting the healthcare needs of our community. Said leadership ensures that patients will receive superior care at Alvarado Hospital.

Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, serves as Chairman of the Board of Prime Healthcare Services. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease at the Down State Medical Center, S.U.N.Y. in Brooklyn, New York. In 1981, he moved to California and established his medical practice in the High Desert area of Southern California. Dr. Reddy is double Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He was awarded the honor of becoming a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology ("FACC") and a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians ("FCCP"). During his 25 years of practice in the High Desert, he was committed to the service of his patients and performed more than 5,000 cardiac procedures, including coronary angiography and angioplasty and permanent pacemaker implantations.

In 2016, Dr. Reddy was named among the "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare. This is the third time that Dr. Reddy has been recognized as among the most influential healthcare leaders in the nation, along with President Barack Obama.
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Michael Sarian serves as President of Hospital Operations for Prime Healthcare Services. He also serves as. He has over 25 years of executive management experience in healthcare that includes serving as a multi-hospital CEO, a multi-specialty medical group CEO, hospital CFO and in other senior executive and finance positions.

Before coming to Prime Healthcare, Mike was at Prospect Medical Holdings for seven years and in charge of all hospital operations. Prior to joining Prospect, he was CEO of Heritage Medical Group in Harrisburg, PA.

Mike has a master's degree in business administration from the University of La Verne, College of Business and Public Management; and a bachelor's of science in business administration, accounting and finance, from California State University, Los Angeles. He is also active in various community, charity and civic organizations.

Robin Gomez, RN, BSN, MSN, serves as Administrator of Alvarado Hospital. In this role, she oversees the strategic direction, operations and physician relations, as well as maintains overall leadership responsibility for the hospital and key programs. She has more than 20 years of diverse healthcare experience with progressive management positions, including most recently as vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Murrieta. Prior to that, Robin was the chief nursing officer at Paradise Valley Hospital in National City, Alvarado’s sister facility.

Robin has a strong background in implementing effective, high-quality healthcare combined with service excellence. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Loma Linda University and a master’s degree in nursing administration from Norwich University in Vermont. Read Robin's message to our patients, visitors and community.

Larry Emdur is the Chief Medical Officer and a board-certified internist/pulmonologist. He completed his training in medicine and pulmonary at the Cleveland Clinic in 1984 and has practiced both hospital-based and office-based pulmonary medicine in San Diego since then.

He holds a PhD in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh, an MBA from California State University and has received advanced training from The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He also is a clinical faculty member at Western University of Health Science in California where he teaches medical students

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Peggy Jezsu, RN, BSN, MHA, is Chief Nursing Officer at Alvarado Hospital. Having served in various management positions at the hospital since 2006, Peggy has more than 25 years of nursing leadership and clinical experience. Her responsibilities include oversight of more than 300 nurses, nursing and clinical operations, clinical education and overall patient care and safety.

Her goal as the CNO is to strengthen collaborative relationships with physicians, the nursing management team and the nursing staff, as well as oversee a successful transition of Alvarado Hospital nurses to the 14-hospital Prime Healthcare Services system. Peggy received her bachelor’s degree in nursing and master’s of health administration from the University of Phoenix.

Marilyn Anderson serves as Alvarado Hospital's Chief Financial Officer. Marilyn has more than 20 years of hospital finance experience, mostly recently as Alvarado Hospital controller. She manages the financial departments and produces all financial statements.

Before coming back to Alvarado Hospital in 2007, she worked at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, as well as a handful of hospitals within the Tenet Healthcare organization both in California and Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. Her goal as CFO is to help the hospital grow financially, so it can continue to provide excellent medical care to the members of the community.

Sara Turner, SPHR, is Alvarado Hospital's Director of Human Resources. In this role, she is responsible for the entire HR function, including recruitment, retention, compensation administration and employee relations. She has more than 10 years of progressive management experience and has been with Alvarado Hospital for six of those years. Her goal as HR director is to develop and foster working relationships with management and employees at all levels and maintain a positive employee relations climate.

She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration. She has a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Chico.