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
Victor CarrascoVictor Carrasco
Chief Executive Officer

Victor Carrasco returned to Pipeline Health System in May 2023 as Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hospital of Gardena.

Carrasco previously served Pipeline as CEO of East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital (2019-2022). During his tenure at East LA, he managed more than 20 physician contracts as well as a $3 million capital expansion program.

More recently he served as CEO and COO of Providence Milwaukie Hospital in Milwaukie (2022-2023). With more than 15 years of diverse experience in hospital systems, ambulatory care facilities, Managed care organizations, multi-specialty and multi-location physician group practices and management service organizations, Carrasco is known as a strategic and decisive leader.

MclaughlinKathryn 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.

Governing Board Members

Mahua Biswas, MD

Memorial Hospital of Gardena
Chief of Staff

Gene Hale

G&C Corporation
ED President

Luke Watson, MD

Lab Medical Director, Physician

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

Tammy Woods-Cosare

Senior Parent Community Facilitator