Children's Hospital Los Angeles appoints COO

Children's Hospital Los Angeles has appointed Lara Khouri executive vice president and COO.

In the role, Ms. Khouri will oversee operational performances across the hospital and its specialty care centers and work with clinical and administrative leaders to develop and improve processes and procedures.

Since 2020, she has served as executive vice president and chief strategy and transformation officer at the organization, where she has held several leadership positions. 

"Since joining CHLA in 2015, Lara has time and again demonstrated stellar acumen and dynamic leadership that has benefited both the organization and the precious lives entrusted to our care," President and CEO Paul Viviano said in a March 28 news release. "Her unwavering compassion and commitment to creating hope and building a healthier future for every child is exactly what's needed to take CHLA to the next level of growth, expansion and world-class care."

Ms. Khouri serves as a board member and advisor for several organizations, including the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House, Women in Health Administration of Southern California and the American Hospital Association Population and Community Health Advisory Committee.

She has a master's degree in business administration and a master's degree in business administration public health from Columbia University in New York City.

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