Riverside, CA  – Riverside Community Hospital, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sari A. Nabulsi, MD as the new Chief Medical Officer effective April 1, 2022.

Dr. Nabulsi brings an extensive healthcare administrative background to Riverside Community Hospital. Most recently, he was Chief Medical Officer of Abdali Hospital, 200-bed multi-specialty hospital in Amman, Jordan. Prior, Dr. Nabulsi was with HCA Healthcare in Pasadena, Texas as Chief Medical Officer.

Under his leadership, Dr. Nabulsi improved patient outcomes and delivery of care through improved clinical quality progress. He drastically reduced hospital acquired infections to be among the lowest in HCA, achieved a Leapfrog A grade and improved mortality to 55% among impatient population, (the lowest in HCA,) by improving the palliative care and hospice process.  He also reduced NTSV (c-section birthrate) to 21% in less than 16 months.

“Riverside Community Hospital is excited to have Dr. Nabulsi join our senior leadership team,” said Jackie Van Blaricum, Chief Executive Officer at Riverside Community Hospital. “He has vast experience in working with key stakeholders to improve functionality and effectiveness of medical staff organization, management and relationships. Dr. Nabulsi will be instrumental in continuing our collaboration with Medical Staff and clinical colleagues to advance our culture and be the best place to work, practice and receive care.” 

Dr. Nabulsi joins Riverside Community Hospital with great understanding and implementation of improved physician culture and practice environment that fosters high-quality patient care and exceptional patient experiences. In a previous CMO role, he managed to decrease patient length of stay 20% by using collaborative, multidisciplinary rounding. 

“I am very happy to be joining Riverside Community Hospital and the world-class services this facility provides,” said Dr. Sari Nabulsi. “I have heard that the City of Riverside is a wonderful, welcoming place to live and work.  I am anxious to bring new ideas and methods to RCH to contribute toward a positive patient experience.”  

Dr. Nabulsi is a pediatrician by training and holds an MBA in Management.  His wife, Nefous, is also a pediatrician and they have 3 children, Diana, Waseem and Dalia. For fun, Dr. Nabulsi enjoys traveling, hiking and reading. The whole family believes in making deep and meaningful connections with family, friends, patients and community.