Antonio Garcia Appointed Chief Nursing Officer of Doctors Hospital of MantecaJul 20, 2016
MANTECA, Calif. – July 22, 2016 – Antonio Garcia, MSN, RN, has been appointed Chief Nursing Officer of Doctors Hospital of Manteca. Garcia is an accomplished nurse leader with extensive experience in patient care and clinical excellence.
“Tony is a great addition to our leadership team,” said Ike Mmeje, CEO of Doctors Hospital of Manteca. “He has a strong track record of effectively leading and implementing strategies that have significantly enhanced clinical practice and outcomes. He has shown himself to be a very dedicated nurse leader with a passion for high-quality patient care and clinical excellence.”
“I am excited at this opportunity to join the team at Doctors Hospital of Manteca and work with my colleagues to further the hospital’s mission of enriching the health and lives of the patients and the community we serve,” said Garcia. “I’m confident we’ll continue to achieve that goal by providing an exceptional care experience of the best quality and value for each and every patient."
Garcia comes to Doctors Hospital of Manteca from Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center in San Jose, Calif., where he served as Service Director for the Emergency Department and Urgent Care. Prior to that, he was Clinical Adult Services Director for ICU, Step Down, Telemetry, Medical Surgical Unit, and the Orthopedic/Surgical/Oncology unit at Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center.
Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Garcia was Director of Nursing for the medical/surgical and oncology units at Harris County Hospital District, LBJ General Hospital in Houston, Texas. Before that, he was Manager of Emergency and Trauma Services and an emergency nurse/charge nurse at River Oaks Hospital in Houston. Prior to launching his nursing career, Garcia served as a professional firefighter in Toronto, Canada.
Garcia earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing and his master’s degree in nursing administration, both at the University of Houston in Houston.