Leadership and Board Members

Our hospital leaders are passionate about providing high-quality and compassionate care to our community.

People Who Make Us Special

Memorial Hospital of Gardena is made great by the people who work together with a common goal of providing top-notch care to each and every patient who walks through our doors. Our team of providers and our board members truly make this hospital a phenomenal place to receive care. Your Family. Your Community. Your Hospital.

Our Leadership

Medical Professionals Meeting at Conference Table
Patrick Caster
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Patrick has more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare operations and finance. He has held senior executive positions in notable organizations such as the University of California Health System, Tenet Health and CommonSpirit/Dignity Health.

For the last five years, Patrick has served as the Chief Operating Officer for Dignity Health’s California Hospital Medical Center CHMC) in Los Angeles, a CommonSpirit Health company. CommonSpirit Health is the second largest hospital company in the United States. CHMC is the highest volume nongovernmental trauma center in Los Angeles County. At CHMC, Patrick oversaw all hospital operations, as well as construction of a new $220 million patient tower, which includes a new 56-bed Emergency Department.

He was the founding President of Advicare Health Plan, which he grew rapidly from start up. Advicare was later purchased by national managed care company WellCare/ Centene. Additionally, Patrick was the founding Chief Financial Officer for Canopy Health Plan and BayHealth Development, two start-up organizations owned by the University of California San Francisco Health System.

Patrick earned both two-year and four-year degrees in Business Administration from Gannon University in Erie Pennsylvania.

Kathryn McLaughlin
Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

Kathryn is a healthcare executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience responsible for the management of day-to-day operations of clinical services as well as assuring sound fiscal operations. She is dedicated to establishing systems for the provision of high reliability and quality care. While providing continuous monitoring of the organization’s service and delivery system, she also ensures compliance with regulatory agencies and accrediting bodies. Her focus on enhancing the health system’s team-based culture ensures optimal fulfillment of the mission, vision, and values through support and mentoring to future nurse leaders.

Her career began as a unit secretary and certified nursing assistant prior to completing her nursing education for her LVN and RN. She worked for 22 years at Saint Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA on numerous units until settling into a maternal health focus for 20+ years.

Kathryn came to MHG from Hemet Valley and Menifee Valley Medical Centers as Executive Chief Nursing Officer, where her role was split and she assumed the Chief Operating Officer role for an increased focus on special projects. In addition, she has held positions as CNO at multiple facilities, including Southern California Hospitals at Culver City and Pacific Hospital of Long Beach.

Kathryn completed her Doctrinal of Nursing Practice with a specialty in Executive Leadership at Drexel University. She earned her Masters of Science, Nursing and Certificate in Nurse Midwifery from the University of Southern California. Her Bachelor of Science, Nursing was achieved at the University of Phoenix.

Gregory Monette

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Gregory Monette was named Chief Operating Officer of Memorial Hospital of Gardena in 2020. He previously served as the interim Chief Executive Officer of Community Hospital of Huntington Park, where he led a diverse team of dedicated healthcare professionals to improve and advance patient and community health through clinical care, medical education, and community engagement.

He specializes in directing teams to provide the highest quality, most innovative care to patients and families. He has a proven track record of maximizing the efficiency and potential of new technologies and practitioners alike and is experienced in expanding regional networks of integrated care to deliver routine care close to his patients and community.

Gregory holds a bachelor’s degree from La Sierra University and a master’s degree in Hospital Administration from Loma Linda University. Active in many professional and community organizations, Gregory is a member of the Huntington Park Chamber of Commerce and the Loma Linda University Alumni Association. He served as a board member of the Healthcare Association of Southern California “Partners in Medicine.”

Our Board Members

Mahua Biswas, MD
Memorial Hospital of Gardena
Chief of Staff and Lab Medical Director
Gregory Ginsburg, M.D.
Physician, Surgeon
Gene Hale
G&C Corporation
Elisabeth Jannicky, M.D.
Memorial Hospital of Gardena
Vice Chief of Staff, Physician
Ruben Jauregui
Retired Businessman
Manish Mehta, M.D.
Urology Physician
Wanda Morris, RN
El Camino College
Dean of Nursing
John Murillo
First Choice Bank
Executive Vice President
Michael Saffell
Gardena Police Department
Chief of Police
Shrikant Tamhane, D.O.
Family Practice Doctor
Martha Vidal, M.D.
Ob/Gyn Physician
Tammy Woods-Cosare
Senior Parent Community Facilitator