Sunny Bhatia, MD, MMM, FACC, FSCAI
CEO, Region I & Corporate Chief Medical Officer
Sunny Bhatia, MD is the CEO of Prime Healthcare’s Region I and the
Corporate Chief Medical Officer for Prime Healthcare. Region I includes
Prime Healthcare’s 17 hospitals located in California and Nevada.
Dr. Bhatia also serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Sherman Oaks Hospital
and Encino Hospital Medical Center, two of Prime Healthcare’s acute
care, community hospitals located in Los Angeles County. Under Dr. Bhatia’s
clinical leadership, Sherman Oaks was recognized in 2018, 2017 and 2016
as a “100 Top Hospital” in the nation by IBM Watson Health.
Sherman Oaks and Encino Hospitals, combined, have received numerous clinical
awards and five-star achievements from Healthgrades, including the Healthgrades
Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for both facilities.
Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 45 acute-care
hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations providing nearly 50,000
jobs in 14 states. Fourteen of the Prime hospitals are members of the
Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity.
Prime Healthcare and its hospitals have been recognized 58 times among
the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation by IBM Watson Health.
Living up to its motto of
“Saving Hospitals. Saving Jobs. Saving Lives,” Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation, with over 2.6 million
patient visits annually, have provided more than $9 billion in charity
and uncompensated care since 2010 and more than $1.7 billion to modernize
hospitals across the country.
Dr. Bhatia is an interventional cardiologist and he is quadruple board
certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology,
and Interventional Cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College
of Cardiology as well as the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.
Dr. Bhatia has authored numerous publications in notable peer-reviewed
journals and presented his research at national and international conferences.
Dr. Bhatia is also involved in many charitable causes including the World
Children's Initiative and the Uganda Heart Project, which provides
cardiac care for children with congenital heart disease.
Dr. Bhatia has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as among
the “100 CMOs to Know” for several years. In addition, he
received recognition as the 2019 Healthcare Innovator of the Year by The
Millennium Alliance. Dr. Bhatia has also led the Prime Healthcare system
through the COVID-19 pandemic as Co-Chair of both the National COVID Committee
and COVID 24/7 Command Center.
Dr. Bhatia received his bachelor’s degree from the University of
Pennsylvania. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Minnesota
Medical School and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the prestigious
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where he received the Internal Medicine
Outstanding Achievement Award. After completing a Cardiology fellowship
at the University of Southern California, Dr. Bhatia pursued further specialty
training in Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Bhatia also earned a Masters
of Medical Management from the USC Marshall School of Business, holds
a Certificate in Healthcare Strategy from Harvard Business School, and
serves as Associate Professor of Medical Education in the CUSM School
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