Alexis Zamarripa MSN RN Named Chief Nursing Officer of PIH Health Downey Hospital

Downey, Calif. (May 30, 2024) – Alexis Zamarripa, MSN RN, has been named PIH Health Downey Hospital Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). In this capacity, Zamarripa is responsible for executive oversight of PIH Health Downey Hospital’s nursing practice and operations.

Zamarripa has been with PIH Health for 27 years, most recently holding the position of Accreditation and Licensing Coordinator for PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital. Alexis brings almost three decades of nursing experience to her new role having started hernursing career at PIH Health Whittier Hospital as a staff nurse in the Oncology/Medical-Surgical Unit. Zamarripa then transitioned to Critical Care where she served as Assistant Clinical Director before becoming the Clinical Director of the Critical Care Center at PIH Health Downey Hospital.

“Throughout my career at PIH Health, I have grown within the organization, gained invaluable insight, developed meaningful relationships, and worked to elevate patient care through multi-disciplinary expertise and leadership,” said Zamarripa. “I am fortunate to be able to utilize my experience and comprehensive resources to ensure that our team of caregivers provides high quality care to every patient in our hospital.”

“Alexis will lead PIH Health Downey Hospital’s continuous mission to provide outstanding care to our patients and the Downey community,” said PIH Health President and Chief Executive Officer James R. West. “Her leadership, experience, vision, and compassion will undoubtedly enhance the care we deliver.”

Zamarripa received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern California and her Master of Science in Nursing from California State University, Dominguez Hills.


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PIH Health is a nonprofit, regional healthcare network that serves approximately 3 million residents in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley region. The fully integrated network is comprised of PIH Health Downey Hospital, PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital, PIH Health Whittier Hospital, 31 outpatient medical office buildings, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, digestive health, orthopedics, women’s health, urgent care and emergency services. The organization is nationally recognized for excellence in patient care and patient experience, and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has identified PIH Health as one of the nation’s top hospital systems for best practices, cutting-edge advancements, quality of care and healthcare technology. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, X, or Instagram

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