Marcia Manker, CEO of Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley, was honored as 2014 Woman of the Year by Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) for the 72nd Assembly District during a special Assembly ceremony at the State Capitol. A leading health care executive in Southern California, Manker has more than two decades of leadership in health care in Orange County.
“It is an honor to give recognition to such a respected individual who has significantly advanced the way Orange County views and receives quality health care,” said Assemblyman Travis Allen. “Marcia Manker’s dedication to improving the health and well-being of our community has made her a leading example of professional excellence in the 72nd District.”
As CEO of Orange Coast Memorial, Manker oversees all hospital operations, strategy development and business initiatives. She guided the expansion of the Orange Coast Memorial Patient Care Pavilion, a state-of-the-art outpatient structure which opened in 2009. She has been instrumental in implementing the Orange Coast Memorial Foundation, which provides essential support for the hospital’s not-for-profit mission. As a result of her dedication, Orange Coast Memorial has developed several centers of excellence including the MemorialCare Cancer Institute, an accredited, comprehensive cancer program; MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute and the renowned MemorialCare Breast Center.
“It is my distinguished honor to be selected by Assemblyman Travis Allen as the 72nd District Woman of the Year,” said Marcia Maker. “Serving in a community that is so rich in diversity both culturally and geographically, I am truly privileged to work alongside so many talented, passionate and engaged business leaders, legislators and community members. Orange Coast Memorial is a remarkable hospital with exceptional physicians, nurses and other clinicians and support staff, and extraordinary volunteers, board members and supporters.” Manker has also been named the Soroptimist International Huntington Beach Woman of the Year and Orange County Vietnamese American Lions Club Business Leader of the Year.
The annual Woman of the Year ceremony celebrates California’s remarkable women as an annual Capitol event to salute community service. During a special ceremony in Assembly chambers honorees are presented with a resolution from the State Assembly recognizing their contributions.
Orange Coast Memorial is a member of the not-for-profit MemorialCare Health System, an integrated delivery system that includes more than 200 care sites; six top hospitals – Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach, Community Hospital Long Beach, Orange Coast Memorial, and Saddleback Memorial Laguna Hills and San Clemente; medical groups – MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians; Seaside Health Plan; and numerous outpatient health centers throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties, including imaging centers and surgery centers.
The 72nd Assembly District includes Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Rossmoor, Midway City and Westminster, large areas of Garden Grove and Huntington Beach and parts of Santa Ana.