From the Chief Executive Officer

Message from the Chief Executive Officer

Michael Phillips


Michael Phillips is a veteran executive with a background in the healthcare and hospitality industries. He has over twenty-years of executive level leadership with a successful track record of building and leading large organizations and high-performing business units. Mr. Phillips’ extensive experience in healthcare operations includes management of many diverse organizations. Among the organizations he has managed are acute and long-term care hospitals, as well as large multi-specialty medical groups.

“I am very pleased to be a part of the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center team. My vision is to continue the great work that is already underway at LHH. This is consistent with LHH’s over-arching vision of ‘Building healthier lives as the leaders in post-acute care’.”

Most recently, Mr. Phillips served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Silver Lake Medical Center, a two-hospital system located in downtown Los Angeles. Prior to that, Mr. Phillips’s career included executive leadership positions at Kaiser Permanente, PacifiCare Asia Pacific, Kindred Healthcare and Cedars-Sinai Health System.

Mr. Phillips has led organizations through challenging periods and achieved significant improvements related to health outcomes, care experience, cost of care, and staff engagement. In addition to his considerable U.S. experience, Mr. Phillips also has a portfolio of international experience, having served in prior executive leadership roles in both Europe and Asia.

Mr. Phillips is a former U.S Army officer and served on active duty while stationed abroad in Germany. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, School of Public Administration and is board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.