Kaiser Permanente Panorama City announced Thursday that it has appointed Kathy Kigerl as chief administrative officer.

Kigerl most recently served as chief administrative officer for Kaiser Permanente Southern California Medical Group. She has previously worked at Kaiser’s Panorama City hospital in a number of leadership roles; she was named director of maternal child health at the hospital in 1994 and then promoted to the nursing executive team. Before that, she was nursing director at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia.

Kigerl holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Ball State University in Indiana and a master’s in nursing administration from UCLA.