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Dr.Kiiyonna L. Jones | PHD, RN | Co - Owner / Founder
Kiiyonna Jones is a Registered Nurse who has been an educator and nurse administrator for more than 5 years. Kiiyonna received her Bachelors of Science in Health Promotion Disease Prevention (2006) from the University of Southern California, and graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a Masters of Science in Nursing (2008) in the first class of the Masters Entry Clinical Nurse (MECN) program at the university. Kiiyonna has recently completed the PhD program at the University of San Diego and will graduate in May of 2019. Kiiyonna has been an educator for baccalaureate pre-licensure nursing students at a large private university in California for 8 years and has assisted with course curriculum development and NCLEX success for students. Kiiyonna also works as a Nursing Administrator at a hospital in South Los Angeles and works per-diem at a large university-affiliated hospital in the metropolitan Los Angeles area. With a myriad of accolades under her belt, Kiiyonna added entrepreneur to her title in October of 2018 and opened a Permanent Make-up and Beauty clinic in Artesia, California.
Kiiyonna has always had a passion for beauty and under the direction of Dr. Sarat Varghese, she ventured out into the beauty space.
In addition to her professional career, Kiiyonna is a wife, mother of five, and is passionate about being an advocate for teen mothers and nurse entrepreneurship.
Dr. Sarat J. Varghese, MD | Medical Director of Hospital Medicine - Owner
As medical director of hospital medicine, Dr. Sarat Varghese is responsible for overseeing a team of over 30 board-certified physicians. He coordinates care and compliance between disciplines, facilitates care for rounding among nursing leaders, and is responsible for quality metrics. Prior to this position, Dr. Varghese was the Associate Director of Hospital Medicine at MLKCH and still serves as our Physician Informaticist. He serves as the liaison between MLKCH medical staff and electronic health record integration. He currently works closely with the informatics teams and clinical teams to unify workflow with technology.
Before joining the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital team, Dr. Varghese was a critical care hospitalist at CarePoint Health, Bayonne Medical Center in New Jersey and an instructor of medicine, hospitalist at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. Dr. Varghese earned his medical degree at the Medical University of Lublin in Lublin, Poland. He was a resident physician in family and community medicine at New York Medical College at St Joseph’s Medical Center.
Dr. Varghese is licensed in California as a physician and is board-certified in family medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the Society of Hospitalist Medicine.
Recently moved to Torrance, Dr. Varghese enjoys spending time with his 3-year-old son and wife. He still travels back to his home roots in New York often but has finally started settling down in Los Angeles and is looking to make permanent roots here and grow along with the hospital.