We are a 117 acute bed hospital providing high quality medical services to the city of Norwalk and the surrounding areas of Southeast Los Angeles County. We are accredited by the Joint Commission and are licensed providers for Medicare and Medi-Cal programs, along with many HMO’s, PPO’s and managed care organizations. We offer a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services designed to meet the needs of our patients.
We have been serving our community for over 55 years providing a wide range of services including adult and pediatric Emergency Department services 24 hours a day. In addition to its Emergency Department, Coast Plaza provides complete intensive care, critical care and progressive care services, including state-of-the-art healthcare tools such as radiological diagnostic machinery (CT Scan, Ultrasound Services and an open MRI), laboratory services and a hospital-wide patient monitoring telemetry system. Coast Plaza also utilizes an advanced array of surgical equipment for both general and specialty services, and has incorporated a modern nursing communication system designed to make each patient’s stay as quiet and pleasant as possible.
Our Hospital Leadership is committed to providing affordable, high-quality healthcare services to our community with consistency and compassion. Continue reading to learn more about our Leadership.
Chief Executive Officer, Coast Plaza Hospital
Patrick Rafferty is an accomplished healthcare industry executive with more than 25 years of leadership experience. He has a strong background in management, operations, strategic planning and maximizing the potential of facilities and organizations in dynamic and evolving environments.
Patrick holds a Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration from Kent State University. He enjoys mentoring others pursuing careers in healthcare and works to provide support and guidance for optimal performance and success. He has a proven track record of helping hospitals and health systems to remain profitable, allowing them to provide the very best care to their patients.
With his experience as a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Patrick is a wealth of knowledge and a great asset to the Avanti family.
Chief Nursing Officer
Downapha Britton brings more than 15 years of health care experience, including responsibilities in the areas of hospital operations, quality management, risk management and clinical education. She comes from a strong academic background and has been a guest lecturer for several universities, including California State University, Long Beach. Prior to joining Coast Plaza Hospital, Downapha served as Director of Nursing at Olympia Medical Center. She holds her Doctorate and MBA from La Trobe University, School of Nursing.
Board of Directors
Michael W. Barsom, MD
Medical Director, Metropolitan State Hospital
Ricky Bush, MD
Medical Director, CPH Emergency Department
Manouchehr Esmaili, MD
Vice-Chief of Staff, Coast Plaza Hospital
Shaheen Iqbal, MD
Internist and CPH Hospitalist
Pramod Multani, MD
Chief of Staff, Coast Plaza Hospital
Executive Director, Goals for Life
Kendall J. Hirai
Curtis A. Jensen
Captain of Norwalk Sheriff’s Station
Mayor Pro Tem, City of Downey
Mike Egan, ESQ. – Non-voting community rep
City Manager, City of Norwalk