Leadership and Board Members
Our hospital leaders are passionate about providing high-quality and compassionate care to our community.
People Who Make Us Special
Coast Plaza Hospital is made great by the people who work together with a common goal of providing top-notch care to each and every patient that walks through the doors. Our team of providers and our board members truly make this hospital a phenomenal place to receive care. Your Family. Your Community. Your Hospital.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Patrick Rafferty is an accomplished healthcare industry executive with more than three decades of leadership experience. He has a strong background in management, operations and strategic planning and in maximizing the potential of facilities and organizations in dynamic and evolving environments.
He joined Pipeline Health (formerly Avanti Hospitals) as hospital CEO in 2019. Prior to that he served in executive positions at Community Medical Centers and Western Medical Center. Patrick holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Kent State University and an MBA from Saint Mary’s College.
Patrick assumed the additional role of Chief Operating Officer for Pipeline Health’s Los Angeles market in February 2023.
Chief Operating Officer/ Chief Nursing Officer
Downapha Britton brings more than 15 years of healthcare experience, including responsibilities in the areas of hospital operations, quality management, risk management, and clinical education. She comes from a strong academic background and has been a guest lecturer for several universities, including California State University, Long Beach. Prior to joining Coast Plaza Hospital, Downapha served as Director of Nursing at Olympia Medical Center. She holds her Doctorate and MBA from La Trobe University, School of Nursing.