Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia has named a new chief medical officer and vice president of professional services, the hospital announced Wednesday.

Dr. Kingman Ho will serve as a liaison between hospital leaders and medical staff in addition to overseeing patient care and safety initiatives.

“We are pleased to have such an accomplished health care leader join the Henry Mayo team and help us create an exceptional health care environment for our patients, physicians, and staff,” said Roger Seaver, hospital president and chief executive.

Dr. Ho most recently served as a medical director at the University of Washington Medicine Valley Medical Center in Renton, Wash.

Among other honors, he was named “Top Doctor” by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine for four years running and received a National Institutes of Health Award of Recognition. He recently obtained a master’s degree in business.