Rick Martin, Ed.D., M.S.N., R.N.

Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Officer

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Rick Martin has been Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Hoag Hospital since 1992. In this role, Dr. Martin oversees all nursing departments, Hoag Women's Health Services, as well as a variety of patient care services, including the emergency care unit, perioperative services, pharmacy, respiratory care and infection control.

He previously served as Assistant Vice President of Specialty Care for Hoag Hospital. Prior to joining Hoag Hospital, Dr. Martin was Assistant Vice President of Patient Care Services at HCA Lewis-Gale Hospital in Salem, Virginia.

Mr. Martin is active on numerous nursing committees and boards, several of which were formed in response to the state and national nursing shortage. In the late 1990s, he was appointed to the Scott Commission, a panel of nursing industry leaders, to address the nursing shortage in California. He also serves on the VHA National Nursing Leadership Council, the Orange County Nurse Executive Council, and on the Advisory Board for Nurseweek. At California State University, Long Beach, Dr. Martin is on the Advisory Board and Adjunct Faculty for the School of Nursing.