Karen Seilbeck

Karen Sielbeck, a registered nurse who lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, has been named Chief Nurse Executive for Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center. Sielbeck began in her new role May 11 overseeing nursing and the provision of nursing care in the medical facility.

“During her tenure at Kaiser Permanente South Bay, Karen has distinguished herself as an inspiring leader who can collaborate across departments,” said Lesley Wille, a registered nurse and executive director of Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center. Sielbeck most recently served as the medical center’s assistant administrator for the departments of quality, performance improvement, risk management, patient safety, accreditation and licensing, infection prevention and medical staff services. Over more than 20 years she worked in a variety of roles, including as a clinical nurse specialist, assistant director for critical care services, utilization management care coordinator, renal nurse case manager and department administrator for population care management and hematology-oncology.

“The care and concern that our nursing staff shows to patients every day is an inspiration to me, and I’m honored to step into this new leadership role,” Sielbeck said.

Sielbeck has a master’s degree in nursing from California State University, Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix. She also graduated from Kaiser Permanente’s Executive Leadership Program at the Harvard School of Business.

— Ed Pilolla

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