Upcoming Lectures/Presentations

The Healthcare and Hospital Management System in Armenia

By Mike Sarian

Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 7:30PM

In the Aram and Anahis D. Boolghoorjian Hall of the Merdinian School:
13330 Riverside Dr., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Direction: Exit Woodman on 101 FWY; go North 1 block, turn Right on Riverside Dr.


As applications of technology in medicine is fast expanding, approaches to diagnostics and health care is being rigorously reevaluated, hospitals worldwide are in a race to identify the best organizational, technological and human resources. The ability of today’s workers to compete is handicapped by the poor performance of educational systems in most developing countries. Thus, technological change and global competition demand the mastery of competencies and the acquisition of new skills for many. Armenia has inherited many of the soviet era practices and facilities in healthcare, diagnostics and technology. During a recent visit to Armenia, their healthcare system, hospital networks and diagnostics capabilities, as well as approaches to hospitalization, treatment of patients and facilities were observed and analyzed. The presentation will address health care and hospital management in Armenia and discuss prospects for improvements in health care and coverage for the elderly and the poor. The question is: can Armenia have a healthier population?

Mike Sarian is President of Operations for Prime Healthcare since June 2012. He has more than 30 years of executive management experience in health care, serving as a multi-hospital CEO, a multi-specialty medical group CEO, hospital CFO, as well as in other senior executive and finance positions. Before joining Prime Healthcare, Mr. Sarian led hospital operations at Prospect Medical Holdings (PMH), based in Southern California, for seven years. Prior to joining PMH, Mr. Sarian served as CEO of Heritage Medical Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Mr. Sarian holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of La Verne, College of Business and Public Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting and Finance from California State University, Los Angeles. He is active in various community, charitable and civic organizations, serving on the Boards of the California Hospital Association, the Venice Family Clinic and the East LA Community College District. In addition, Mr. Sarian was awarded the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his contributions to America, the Armenian community of California, and Armenia. He has also been recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the “Top 25 COOs in Healthcare”.

Disclaimer: The Merdinian School is not the sponsor of this event and any opinions expressed during the event are not those of the School.