There’s a new Manager of the Medical Group office at Catalina Island Medical Center (CIMC) and, “She’s terrific” said CEO Bryan Ballard.
Amy Mordaa, RN joined the CIMC family on July 20th and hasn’t slowed down one bit. She is committed to enhancing patient experience and improving the delivery of medical care through the hospital’s physician office practice site. A graduate of Arcadia High School and Pasadena City College, Amy is a Southern California native. She had visited Catalina Island twice before interviewing for the MGO Manager role, a position she was actively recruited for.
“I always knew I wanted to be in the health care field,” Amy commented.
The new position for her in Avalon has delighted her despite the busy summer work load and numerous hospital personnel changes.
“She took charge of the physician scheduling at a difficult time of transition, Ballard shared. “She was able to secure complete coverage for the clinic throughout the remainder of this year with very skilled and personable physicians.”
Her career decision to be sensitive to and centered on patient care as a registered nurse propelled her to start working immediately after graduation. She has broad-healthcare-management experience in acute rehabilitation, telemetry, outpatient surgery, endoscopy, a neurological step down unit (specializing in brain injury and head trauma), a geriatric ward and at a very busy Red Cross Blood Donation Services Center in Orange County as a Donor Center Manager for five and a half years.
Never having lived in a small town prior to moving to the island, Amy immediately recognized, “There’s something that draws people here . . . it’s beautiful and magical.”
As the oldest of three girls, she has hosted her sisters’ visits to Avalon and “they loved it.” Still settling in, Amy has already volunteered at the Catalina Film Festival and the CIWF Wine Festival Fundraiser. She enjoys concerts, movies and travel.
“People are so friendly here, but I do miss ‘Target’,” she admitted.
Welcome Amy! The Medical Group Office and Catalina Island Medical Center are happy to have Amy Mordaa at the helm of day-to-day clinic operations. It’s a busy but productive time with new computer software and medical coding updates, flu clinics, Disaster Preparathon events and new challenges but she’s committed to the job and it shows.
Story credit: Judy Hibbs