Michelle Ziemba, RN, MSN

Chief Operating Officer, East Campus Medical Center

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Michelle Ziemba

Michelle Ziemba is the chief operating officer at UC San Diego Health East Campus. She is also the executive leader for Psychiatry and the Neurological Institute. Ms. Ziemba is responsible for the day-to-day hospital and clinical operations of these service areas, partnering closely with the department chairs and physicians to implement strategic priorities and initiatives that improve patient care.

She is a highly accomplished health care professional with more than 20 years in health care leadership, program development and hospital operations. Prior to her current role, she was the chief administrative officer supporting several departments at UC San Diego Health. Before coming to UC San Diego Health, Ms. Ziemba worked for the University of Arizona Health System, where she served as the associate vice president for trauma, emergency and perioperative services.

As a leader who is passionate about implementing health care models that improve patient access to care, Ms. Ziemba served on the Wisconsin and Arizona state boards for trauma system development and worked as an international consultant implementing telehealth services and trauma systems in the Balkans in Europe.

She has authored several publications and delivered over 20 distinguished lectures across the country. Throughout her career, Ms. Ziemba has been involved in many professional organizations. She is currently a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Ms. Ziemba is very proud to be a registered nurse. She holds a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh and a master of science degree in nursing - Advanced Clinical Practice Nurse Practitioner, from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Clair.