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Jennifer Cannon Named New Administrative Director of the Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

CONTACT: Steve Rutledge at (323) 361-4121

LOS ANGELES – Jennifer Cannon, MBA, has been named the new administrative director for the Division of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, according to a joint announcement by Keith Hobbs, vice president of Ancillary and Support Services, and Randall Wetzel, M.B., B.S., MSB, FCCM, FAAP, chief of the Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine and the Anne O’Melveney Wilson Professor of Critical Care Medicine at Childrens Hospital, and professor of pediatrics and anesthesiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.  Ms. Cannon begins her duties on April 5, 2010.

Ms. Cannon will play a key role in leading, directing and managing the Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine’s operations, finances, personnel, strategic initiatives, educational mission and business development plans.  She will collaborate with the chair of the Department, as well as with Division heads, program directors, faculty, hospital management and satellite medical groups and practices.

Ms. Cannon was the principal for The Cannon Group in Los Angeles (2007 to present), where she developed and executed strategic marketing plans for clients with emphasis on research, market entry strategies and branding.  Prior to that, she was the director of business development for Education Finance Partners in San Francisco (2005-07), a startup consumer finance company focused on lending and portfolio securitizations.

Before joining EFP, Ms. Cannon served as an account executive for Sallie Mae (2003-05), the largest provider of student loans and financial aid technology platforms in the United States.  She was a business development manager for Chela Financial, a student loan and scholarship program provider in San Francisco (2001-03).

Ms. Cannon earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree in business administration from the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business in Malibu, California.

She resides in Westwood, California.

Founded in 1901, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles has been treating the most seriously ill and injured children in Los Angeles for more than a century, and it is acknowledged throughout the United States and around the world for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health. Childrens Hospital is one of America’s premier teaching hospitals, affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932.  The Saban Research Institute of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles is among the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States.

Since 1990, U.S. News & World Report and its panel of board-certified pediatricians have named Childrens Hospital Los Angeles one of the top pediatric facilities in the nation.  Childrens Hospital Los Angeles is one of only 10 children’s hospitals in the nation – and the only children’s hospital on the West Coast – ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties in the U.S. News & World Report rankings and named to the magazine’s “Honor Roll” of children’s hospitals.

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles also is one of eight children’s hospitals in the nation to receive the “Top Hospital” designation from The Leapfrog Group.  And Childrens Hospital Los Angeles is one of only three pediatric medical centers in the nation to receive both honors – “Top Hospital” from Leapfrog and the “Honor Roll” from U.S. News & World Report.


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