Marilyn Drone, new CEO of Victor Valley Global Medical Center Victorville

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On Thursday, Victor Valley Global Medical Center officials announced the appointment of Marilyn Drone as chief executive officer.

Dr. Kali P. Chaudhuri, Founder and Chairman of KPC Group, and Peter Baronoff, CEO of KPC Health, released a joint statement on the appointment of Drone

“Marilyn has over 20 years of healthcare experience, and we are excited to have her bring her skills and expertise to the KPC Health family,” the statement said.

They added that Drone’s long and esteemed career includes previous roles as CEO, COO, Chief Nursing Officer and Executive Vice President.

Prior to joining KPC Health, Drone held leadership, management and clinical leadership positions at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, as well as Victor Valley Community Hospital, now known as VVGMC.

A registered nurse by trade, Drone holds a master’s degree in nursing. She and her family are longtime residents of the High Desert.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have Ms. Drone join our Victor Valley team,” the statement continued. “We are constantly striving to provide our patients with the best possible care.”

The KPC executive said Drone’s expertise, credentials and deep understanding of community needs will support our efforts to achieve the hospital’s goals.

VVGMC is part of the KPC Health hospital system. KPC Health owns and operates a group of integrated healthcare delivery systems comprised of fully integrated acute care hospitals, independent physician associations, medical groups and various multi-specialty medical facilities.

Victor Valley Global Medical Center officials announced the appointment of Marilyn Drone as CEO.

KPC Health’s current hospital system includes seven full-service acute care hospitals located throughout Southern California.

These medical facilities include VVGMC, Orange County Global Medical Center, Chapman Global Medical Center, Anaheim Global Medical Center, South Coast Global Medical Center, Hemet Global Medical Center, and Menifee Global Medical Center.

Daily Press reporter Rene Ray De La Cruz can be reached at 760-951-6227 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @DP_ReneDeLaCruz

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