Colorado River Medical Center Welcomes Joy Papa

Joy Papa, Chief Ancillary Officer and Co-Founder of Community Healthcare Partners Inc. has 30 years of clinical experience in strategic planning, management and direction of ancillary services in order to meet the mission, vision and values of the hospital.

She graduated from Philippine Women’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, completed her medical internship at U.S. Naval Regional Medical Centre in Subic Bay Philippines prior to obtaining her California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license in 1984. Since then, she held her CLS and management positions for Kaiser Hospitals, Kindred Hospitals, Adventist Hospitals, Los Angeles/Norwalk Community Hospitals and Monrovia Memorial Hospital. She was involved in the planning, budgeting, organizing, developing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the activities and resources (human, material and capital) necessary for quality patient care, efficient operations, and stringent regulatory compliance of the departments. She is a member of AACC, CAMLT and PAMET.

In this era of low reimbursement, workforce shortages and radical changes in technology and state regulations, Joy continued to surpass all these challenges. In fact, in the last 5 years she has been the Chief Ancillary Officer at CRMC, the hospital achieved two near perfect scores during their laboratory accreditation inspection, installed brand new 16 slice CT scanner in-house and is in the process of installing a brand new state of the art X-ray machine. Colorado River Medical Center is located at 1401 Bailey Ave, Needles, CA. For more information call 760-326-7100.