Becker’s Hospital Review recently honored USC Arcadia Hospital President
& CEO Ike Mmeje in their 2023 edition of “Rising stars: healthcare
leaders under 40” list.
According to Becker’s, the list honors leaders who are 40 years old
or younger for their commitment to optimizing healthcare. These 67 up-and-coming
leaders are quickly rising through the ranks at their organizations, focusing
on development, innovation, and improved outcomes. They are part of the
next generation of healthcare leaders, and they are determined to make
their mark on the healthcare industry. They are key players who are shaping
the future of healthcare proactively, rather than simply reacting to the
Ike joined Keck Medicine of USC and USC Arcadia Hospital in March 2023.
In his role as president and CEO, Mmeje furthers Keck Medicine’s
mission to expand access to specialized health care and research to the
San Gabriel Valley and beyond. He oversees all management and operations
of the hospital, including corporate compliance, strategic plan implementation,
board development and fundraising.
Prior to joining Keck Medicine, Mmeje served as chief operating officer
(COO) of both MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children’s
& Women’s Hospital Long Beach. Previously, he held CEO and COO
roles with Tenet Healthcare.
Mmeje is active on a number of boards, committees and organizations, including
the American College of Healthcare Executives and the National Association
of Health Services Executives, and is a Fellow of the American College
of Healthcare Executives.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in public health and social welfare from
the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Health Services
Administration from the University of Michigan.
About USC Arcadia Hospital: Founded in 1903, USC Arcadia Hospital is a full-service community hospital
with 348 licensed beds. The hospital offers advanced cardiovascular services
including cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, and open-heart surgery.
Los Angeles County has designated USC Arcadia Hospital as both a heart
attack receiving center and a comprehensive stroke center, as well as
an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics. The hospital also offers
a variety of services in orthopedics, neurosurgery, obstetrics, gynecology,
cancer care, and many other medical specialties. About 47,000 patients
are treated annually in the hospital’s Emergency Department. The
hospital staff delivers more than 1,200 babies annually and provides care
to more than 16,000 inpatients each year. USC Arcadia Hospital was originally
founded as Methodist Hospital of Southern California and affiliated with
Keck Medicine of USC in 2022.