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Rideout adds new officers

August 21, 2007

Fremont-Rideout Health Group announced it had filled three positions Monday, including the administrator position at Rideout Memorial Hospital.

Joe Avelino, 43, started work Monday at the hospital where he is expected to improve relationships between physicians and staff members, Fremont-Rideout spokeswoman Carol Ramirez said. He comes from Whittier Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles County where he served as chief operating officer and chief nursing officer.

“We want to evolve into a world class provider and raise the standard of care,” Ramirez said.

The hiring of Avelino is part of a process to get an administrator and a nursing officer at each of FRHG’s three hospitals to help improve patient care, Ramirez said.

While he has experience at civilian hospitals, Avelino also served two years of active duty during which he coordinated the care of injured soldiers coming back from Iraq, in part by developing the Army’s first Community Based Healthcare Organization in Riverside.

He received his bachelor’s degree from American University and his masters from George Washington University.

Also announced Monday were new Feather River Surgery Center Administrator Ann Perry, 47 and Vice President of Human Resources Tresha Moreland, 41. Perry has worked with FRHG since 2001 in cardiac-related positions. Moreland will start Aug. 22

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