Pipeline Health System CEO Andrei Soran has appointed B. Joseph Badalian to the role of Chief Operating Officer for the company’s seven hospitals located in three states, effective Sept. 20.

“Joe’s appointment to our Pipeline executive team is another significant investment in support for our hospitals as we work to revitalize our facilities and enhance our service to the surrounding communities,” said Soran in an announcement to all employees.

With nearly two decades of healthcare/hospital management experience, Badalian is a seasoned executive with a strong record of operational, business development and turnaround success.  In his most recent role as Executive Vice President of AHMC Healthcare, Inc., his responsibilities ranged from operational oversight to turnaround endeavors geared to further enhance AHMC’s long-term strategic objectives. 

Prior to joining AHMC, Badalian served as Corporate Chief Operating Officer of Verity Health System.  In his role as COO, he was responsible for the operations and turnaround of a multi-facility private equity-backed healthcare organization with revenues of $1.5B.  His contributions led to operational and financial improvements in many areas including labor efficiency, clinical quality, patient/physician satisfaction and business development. 

Badalian joined Tenet Healthcare in 2003 and held executive roles at various California hospitals including: Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center (CEO), Lakewood Regional Medical Center (CEO), Twin Cities Community Hospital (COO) and USC University Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital.  During his time at Tenet, his hospitals were recognized for exemplary clinical quality and outstanding operational and financial performance earning him and his team four distinct Tenet Circle of Excellence Awards.

Prior to his career in health care, Badalian worked for Arthur Andersen, LLC.  He earned his California CPA license (not renewed) and worked in three separate disciplines--taxation, financial audit and business consulting.

Badalian earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, San Bernardino, and his MBA from the University of Southern California.  He also attended Harvard University’s prestigious Advanced Management Program.