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Edward Guina


Edward Guina is a dynamic leader who utilizes creativity, leadership, and teamwork to effectively design and efficiently execute solutions in managing and leading healthcare organizations. He has 15+ years of successful experience leading and managing healthcare teams of 1000 plus employees in achieving high quality measures and delivering the best patient care, including guiding several teams to numerous successful State, Federal and The Joint Commission surveys. Edward has in-depth knowledge of development and management of staff, and patient care which resulted in achieving high levels of success with patient and employee satisfaction.  

During all his tenure as a health care executive and administrator, he manages multi-million dollar budgets and finds creative ways of reducing costs without sacrificing quality and clinical outcomes. These successes leads to maintain excellent relationships with multidisciplinary staff, including medical directors, primary physicians and specialists to achieve common goal of quality care programs and strategies. 

On his current role as Director of Operations for Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation for City and County of San Francisco, he has developed and implemented a hospital-wide Quality Dashboard based on CMS CASPER Quality Measure report which is vital to the success of Laguna Honda Hospital’s performance on goals to improve the safety, quality and experience of care delivery to patients and residents. As a result, Laguna Honda has achieved 5 Star in Quality Measures – the highest score for CMS 5-Star Quality Rating System  

Previously, as the Administrator for Mills-Peninsula Health Services (MPHS Post -Acute Care) of Sutter Health, he has achieved the national Press Ganey Compass Award as one of only three transitional care/Skilled Nursing Facility in the country that scored the highest improvement in patient satisfaction scores/percentile ranking. He also has led and coordinated several major projects including completion of an industry leading rehabilitation program in a distinct part/sub-acute transitional care skilled nursing setting and successful implementation of Electronic Health Record (EHR/EPIC) for MPHS. 

Recently, he has been certified as a Lean Healthcare Practitioner, after successful completion of course and training for Lean, an approach to running an organization that supports the concept of continuous improvement. Edward also has completed the Patient Safety Executive Development Program, developed by the prestigious Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Harvard University.  

Edward is an exceptional problem solver, driven to succeed with strong interpersonal and communication skills and a superb mentor, inspirational leader that inspire employees to maintain peak performance and productivity levels while simultaneously maintaining high morale across the board. He graduated cum-laude in University of Santo Tomas, and holds a dual license as Registered Nurse and Healthcare Administrator.