Hospital loses two doctors and an administrator

A confluence of change at Catalina Island Medical Center has recently been announced by CEO Bryan Ballard.  The hospital has been notified that two physicians will be leaving over the course of the next several months and the Director of Patient Services has also resigned.

Dr. Monte Mellon had hoped to continue as part of the hospital staff in a part time capacity through October but because of family obligations he will be permanently leaving at the end of September and moving back to the San Diego area.  

A confluence of change at Catalina Island Medical Center has recently been announced by CEO Bryan Ballard.  The hospital has been notified that two physicians will be leaving over the course of the next several months and the Director of Patient Services has also resigned.

Dr. Monte Mellon had hoped to continue as part of the hospital staff in a part time capacity through October but because of family obligations he will be permanently leaving at the end of September and moving back to the San Diego area.  

Dr. Tracey Norton has accepted a position in Pasadena to develop a family practice residency program for a hospital group there.  

Norton was recruited from a teaching position at the USC Keck School of Medicine in 2008 and has loved her time on Catalina Island.  

David Hamlin, chief nursing executive, has also given his resignation.  “In his short time here, David made a tremendous difference in our procedures and he will be missed,” Ballard said.

Amy Mordaa, RN, manager of the CIMC Medical Group office has already arranged for interim physicians to see patients in the clinic and emergency room through Dec. 31.

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