Kaiser Permanente Names Anthony Coleman as Assistant Hospital Administrator
FONTANA, CA – Anthony (Tony) Coleman has been selected as Kaiser Permanente’s new Assistant Hospital Administrator for the San Bernardino County Area.
Tony grew up in Fontana, CA and attended A.B. Miller High School. He recalls that he and his brother used to ride their bikes down Sierra Avenue to Tailor Made, a local donut shop across the street from the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center.
He says that before joining the Navy, he received all of this health care through Kaiser Permanente. “I used to get migraines and thankfully they had gone away as I grew older. However, in order to join the Navy, I needed my doctor to write a note verifying that the migraines had subsided. A few days later, I rode my bike down Sierra Avenue to Fontana Medical Center. I met with my doctor, he reviewed my medical record, and was able to provide the note that I needed.”
Tony has since retired from the Navy, as a Lieutenant, after 20 years, and has more than 10 years of successful health administration and finance leadership experience. Most recently, he participated in the Senior Military Officer Program sponsored by Kaiser Permanente which prepares senior military officers for transition into senior level healthcare opportunities.
Tony earned his Doctorate in Health Administration and Policy and his Master of Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina, and his Bachelor of Science in Workforce, Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
“If it weren’t for Kaiser Permanente, I wouldn’t have had my Navy career or my health care career. It is a blessing to be able to return and serve the community that I grew up in. Life has come full circle.”
Tony began in his new position on March 12, 2018.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.
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Kaiser Permanente’s San Bernardino County Service Area has provided comprehensive, affordable health care to the Inland Empire for 75 years and serves nearly 595,000 members. The San Bernardino County Service Area includes the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in Fontana and Ontario, and medical offices in Fontana, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Colton, Claremont, Montclair, Chino, San Bernardino, Victorville, Redlands, and Upland.