Marquis Top Health Care Professionals

Jennifer Cody-Schwartz

Title: Regional Perioperative Director
Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Orange, California, United States

Jennifer Cody-Schwartz, regional perioperative director at Kaiser Permanente, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Healthcare Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in healthcare administration.

With over three decades of experience in the nursing profession, Ms. Cody-Schwartz has established herself as a dedicated leader in perioperative services. Beginning her journey with a registered nurse certification from Cypress College in 1987, she has continually pursued academic excellence, earning a Bachelor of Science in nursing from California State University in 1992, followed by a master’s degree in nursing and education from the University of Phoenix in 2013.

Throughout her career, Ms. Cody-Schwartz has held various leadership roles. These include an impressive tenure as director of perioperative services at St. Mary Medical Center from 1988 to 2004 and director of surgery at Chapman Global Medical Center from 2004 to 2006. Since 2006, she has served as the regional perioperative director at Kaiser Permanente, where she has spearheaded initiatives to enhance patient care and quality healthcare delivery.

Ms. Cody-Schwartz attributes her success to the guidance of her mentors, who recognized her potential and provided opportunities for growth. Her remarkable achievements include the successful opening of two medical centers and two new hospitals, reflecting her dedication and hard work. Additionally, she is actively involved in civic organizations such as Sticks and Fidos, ALS, and the American Heart Association.

Looking ahead, Ms. Cody-Schwartz is considering a return to teaching in her retirement, eager to inspire future generations and positively impact lives through education. With her wealth of experience and passion for teaching, she aims to empower others to reach their full potential. Her commitment to excellence and continuous improvement has been instrumental in shaping the future of perioperative services. Her dedication to mentoring others and implementing innovative programs underscores her unwavering commitment to advancing healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.

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