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COVINA, Calif. ― Emanate Health Chief People Officer Angela Bernacki and Diane Martin, MBA, Emanate Health Chief Marketing & Communications Officer have been named among "Women of Influence: Health Care" in the region by the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ).
"These remarkable leaders play critical roles for our health care system now and during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic," said Emanate Health CEO Robert H. Curry. "Last year, Bernacki promoted our employee culture and values to rally our staff during the dark days of the pandemic, while Martin promoted transparency and distributed science-based information to our communities at a time when the airwaves were filled with misinformation."
Bernacki and Martin, chosen from among more than 100 women in health care throughout the region, were recognized for exceptional stewardship and achievement across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership as evidenced by the highest professional and ethical standards, and for contributions to the health and wellbeing of the Los Angeles community. Last year, Emanate Health Chief Nurse & Clinical Executive Melissa Howard and Jacqueline Bracy, MD, a practicing gynecologist and president of Emanate Health Medical Group (which is affiliated with Emanate Health), were named among the "Top Women Leaders in Healthcare" by LABJ.
At Emanate Health, Bernacki is responsible for recruitment and talent retention to coaching and performance development, diversity and inclusion, among other responsibilities. She leads all aspects of Emanate Health's Human Resources, workplace culture and engagement as well as the Patient Experience, Patient Relations, Interpreter Services, the Patient and Family Advisory Council and the Cope Health Scholar program.
Bernacki's near three decades of experience in the field has been a valuable resource in guiding Emanate Health's ongoing response to the impacts of COVID-19 on employees, hospitals and clinics. She will continue to strengthen the health care system's Building Connections culture that allows staff to live its shared mission and values. Bernacki is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where she studied Business Administration and Human Resources management.
Martin oversees the creation and execution of brand strategy and experience, marketing and advertising, thought leadership, public and media relations, social and digital media strategy, communications, health policy, advocacy and consumer access for Emanate Health and its subsidiaries.
During the pandemic, Martin drove all internal and external communications strategies to help keep the community and staff well informed. She launched a number of campaigns including "We Are Open and Safe," "Don't Delay Your Care," and "Heroes Work Here," in addition to "Ask the Doctor," a series of weekly health education segments that stream on social media platforms, including YouTube.
She has almost 20 years of health care experience. Martin earned a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Redlands where she emphasized in global business and studied LEAN methodologies at Reitaku University in Japan and The Chinese University of Hong Kong in China. Martin is a graduate of Barry University's School of Communication.
About Emanate Health
Emanate Health is the largest nonprofit health care provider serving the one million residents of the San Gabriel Valley in California. The system provides specialized care in Behavioral Health, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Neuroscience and Stroke, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, and Women's Health. Its family of hospitals and hospice include Emanate Health Inter-Community in Covina, Emanate Health Queen of the Valley in West Covina, Emanate Health Foothill Presbyterian in Glendora, Emanate Health Hospice and Home Care in West Covina, as well as other clinics throughout the region. Year after year the health care system has been voted "Best Hospital" and "Best Place to Work" and providers are consistently among the "Top Doctors" in Los Angeles County and hospitals are graded A for Patient Safety by The Leapfrog Group. Visit emanatehealth.org, our Newsroom and connect with us on LinkedIn │Twitter │ Instagram │ Facebook.