Pipeline Health System has appointed Joseph Badalian as COO as part of its efforts to improve its facilities around the U.S. Badalian previously worked as EVP of AHMC Healthcare, and has held executive positions at hospitals including Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

“Joe’s appointment to our Pipeline executive team is another significant investment in support for our hospitals as we work to revitalize our facilities and enhance our service to the surrounding communities,” said Pipeline CEO Andrei Soran in a statement.