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.

Our Leadership

Patrick Rafferty

Patrick Rafferty
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.

Downapha BrittonDownapha Britton
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.

People at a meeting

Our Board Members

Pramod Multani, M.D.
Coast Plaza Hospital
Chief of Staff
Ricky Bush, M.D.
Coast Plaza Hospital
Medical Director
Michael W. Barsom, M.D.
Metropolitan State Hospital
Medical Director
Fernando Vasquez
City of Downey
Jose L. Fierro, D.V.M., PhD.
Cerritos College
Reggie Berry
Goals For Life
Executive Director
Brenda Olmos
City of Paramount
Jennifer Perez
City of Norwalk
Goon (Grace) A. Lee