Simi Valley Hospital chose a new CEO today, replacing Darwin Remboldt, who retired in February.

Kim Milstien, currently vice president of business development at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, will assume the new position in July. Both hospitals are owned by Adventist Health, a faith-based not-for-profit integrated health care system with 18 hospitals based in Roseville, CA.

Milstien began her career with Adventist Health in 1996. She has served in Adventist Health’s Central California region and most recently at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

She has worked in strategic planning, physician relations, sales and business development, and marketing and public relations. She was appointed to her current position in September 2009.

Milstien developed the hospital’s first hospital-based outpatient clinic, focusing on spine and orthopedics. She has contributed to the hospital’s market share growth and substantially increased medical staff membership and engagement. Additionally, Milstien has been very involved in the development of broader networks for Glendale Adventist.

Milstien holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and a Master in Business Administration from La Sierra University in Riverside, Calif. She is a board member of the Glendale YWCA and devotes time to the Salvation Army Alegria House and Kiwanis. Milstien recently received “Outstanding Corporate Woman” by the California State Legislators Women in Business Award.

Milstien and her husband, Dave, have one child and plan to relocate to Simi Valley in the near future.

“Kim’s service to Adventist Health has been outstanding,” Bill Wing, senior vice president of Adventist Health and chairman of the board for the southern California facility, said in a prepared statement. “Her strong leadership, commitment to our mission and familiarity with the Los Angeles area will benefit SVH.”

Judy Temes