From the Director

Maggie Rykowski named Acting CEO of Laguna Honda

June 28, 2019

Margaret (Maggie) Rykowski has worked for the San Francisco Department of Public Health since 1994 in a variety of leadership roles, and now serves as acting CEO of Laguna Honda Hospital. In addition, she currently serves as the Department’s Chief Integrity Officer and Director of the Office of Compliance and Privacy Affairs. She previously held the position of Administrator for the Department’s Home Health Agency. Other positions at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) include Chief Privacy Officer, Nursing Operations Director for Clinical Innovation & Redesign, Nursing Director for the Departments of Occupational Health Service, Medical Specialties and Diagnostics Services, Regulatory Affairs, Patient Safety, Education and Training and Interpreter Services.

In addition to her work with the Department of Public Health Maggie served in the United States Navy Reserve from 1986 – 2013. She held various high level leadership positions within Navy Medicine throughout 26 years of Naval Service. From 2011-2013 as a Senior Healthcare Executive she served as the Deputy Fleet Surgeon, United States Navy Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk VA and Deputy Director, Navy Nurse Corps. She retired in 2013 at the rank of Rear Admiral.

Maggie holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (UWM) and Master of Public Administration from California State University. She is the recipient of the UWM Foundation Alumni Achievement Award and the UWM College of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award.