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Leadership Team

mcfarland-minA message from the CEO

Welcome to our hospital! At Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, every caregiver is devoted to providing safe, high-quality healthcare with compassion for your unique needs. In order to meet this commitment, you can expect us to:

  • Check on you approximately every hour. We do this for your safety and because it gives you the opportunity to let us assist you to the restroom, reposition you in the bed for your comfort, address your pain control needs, and provide any other care you may need.
  • Conduct report at your bedside, in your presence, at each shift change. This allows us to keep you better informed about the care we are providing, medications, tests, and your overall progress; and, to introduce you to the oncoming nurse. We encourage patients and their loved ones to be part of the healthcare team, but if you are uncomfortable about information being discussed at your bedside, please let the nurse know and other arrangements will be made.
  • Display the names of your care team and contact information on your “care board” at each shift. Additional information specific to your care plan will be posted as well.

If you have questions or concerns about your care or safety, please talk to any member of our hospital staff. The Department Director or Nurse Manager will also routinely visit with you during your stay with us. We are continually striving to improve our services. Should you find our service anything less than excellent, please let us know how we can better meet your needs.

Caring for you is a privilege we take very seriously. Thank you for choosing our hospital for your healthcare needs.

Most Sincerely,

Kenneth D. McFarland
Chief Executive Officer

Photo of Kristin Christophersen, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, CPHQ, FACHE

Kristin Christophersen, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, CPHQ, FACHE

Chief Nursing Officer

Dr. Kristin Christophersen is the Chief Nursing Officer at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, a 400-bed tertiary care facility in Southern California. Prior to joining FVRMC, Kristin served as the Chief Nursing Officer at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, California.

Dr. Christophersen earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Arizona State University, a master’s degree in business administration from Keller Graduate School and a doctorate in nursing practice – executive leadership from American Sentinel University. She has been in various executive leadership roles in the past sixteen years from CEO, COO and CNO. All of her executive level leadership has been in for-profit and physician owned entities. She has been an online faculty for the University of Phoenix for fifteen years teaching organizational leadership and management courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Prior to her executive experience, she had various Director level positions in the non-profit industry.

Dr. Christophersen maintains many professional affiliations including AONE, ACHE, Sigma Theta Tau and NAHQ. She has served in leadership roles at local ACHE chapters for eight years and was President of the Health Advisory Publishers Editorial Board. She maintained a position on the local ACHE Regent’s advisory council and also served as an editorial board member for AONE. She is a founding board member of the Chi Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau and has published various articles on leadership in healthcare.

Kristin is married and is the proud mother of three children: an adult son who lives in Sedona, AZ; a adult daughter that lives in Mesa, AZ; and an elementary school age son. She is also the grandmother of a very “diva” granddaughter.