Fresno Surgical Hospital Adds to Leadership Team

Three Industry Veterans Join Award-Winning Hospital

Fresno, CA (January 19, 2016) Fresno Surgical Hospital (FSH), an award-winning physician-owned hospital, today announced the addition of three industry veterans to its leadership team. Julie Gresham, RN, BSN, is Chief Quality Officer; Elena Crites, SPHR, is Chief Human Resources Officer; and Brian Correa is Director of Ancillary Services. Each of these professionals have many years of experience in their respective fields.

In her role as Chief Quality Officer, Gresham will oversee FSH’s patient safety, and regulatory and corporate compliance initiatives. Throughout her career, Gresham has served in various healthcare compliance/quality positions.

As the Chief Human Resources Officer, Crites is responsible for staff recruitment, employee benefits and relations, as well as training and development. Previously, Crites was the Human Resources Manager for Forward Advantage, Inc.

Correa will provide direction, support and the coordination of six FSH ancillary services departments; Laboratory, Dietary, Scheduling, Radiology, Admissions, and Pre-Admissions. Prior to being named FSH’s Director of Ancillary Services, he served as Manager, Business Surgical Services at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center.

“We are pleased to add such experienced and talented individuals to our leadership team,” says Kristine Kassahn, Chief Executive Officer of Fresno Surgical Hospital. “Julie, Elena, and Brian all have successful track records in their fields. We look forward to them helping FSH continue to build upon our reputation for providing optimized care and patient satisfaction.”

Over the years FSH has earned numerous awards. Most recently, FSH was the only local hospital to earn a 5 Star Rating on the federal government’s patient experience survey. Additionally, the hospital was named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of “82 Physician-Owned Hospitals to Know”, one of “101 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs” and number 26 on the “Top 50 Hospitals with the Best Patient Rankings”. FSH also is consistently rated among the top in the state of California and the nation for Total Joint Replacement.

About Fresno Surgical Hospital

Fresno Surgical Hospital is a fully-licensed, Joint Commission-accredited hospital that delivers award-winning clinical care and patient satisfaction to patients throughout Central California. The physician-owned hospital was founded in 1984, and today serves approximately 12,000 patients annually. FSH’s non-traditional, hotel-like accommodations and commitment to quality care and patient satisfaction have led the hospital to be recognized as a top performer both in the state of California and nationally. For more information, visit


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