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Hoag names three to board of directors

October 10, 2011

Hoag Hospital has named three health care and business professionals to its board of directors.

Karen Linden of Newport Beach, Leslie Margolin of Altadena, and George Wood of Laguna Beach were appointed to three-year terms at the hospital's corporate members annual meeting.

"We are fortunate to have these three very experienced individuals join our board of directors and look forward to their contributions to Hoag," Dr. Richard Afable, hospital president, said in a prepared statement. "Their breadth of experience and expertise will greatly benefit Hoag as we continue to deliver the utmost in quality care to our patients."

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Linden's background includes nine years as a medical-surgical nurse in Las Vegas, and prior experience as an orthopedic operating nurse and public health nurse.

Margolin has 27 years of executive experience with Anthem Blue Cross, Kaiser Permanente and other health care organizations. She is also founder of The Margolin Group, which creates partnerships among hospitals, physicians, patients, government officials and others.

Wood served for 15 years with Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), "where he helped manage profiles for a variety of clients in health care, foundation and endowments, public plans and corporate ventures," according to a news release from Hoag.

—Sarah Peters

Twitter: @speters01

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