Andrew B. Leeka, MBA, MPH
President and Chief Operating Officer, Good Samaritan Hospital
Mr. Leeka has been a vital force in the Los Angeles health care community for more than 28 years. He has served for the past 14 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Good Samaritan Hospital, a 408- bed nonprofit tertiary care medical center in the downtown Los Angeles area. Prior to joining Good Samaritan Hospital, he was Chief Operating Officer of City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California, and President of a for-profit, 107-physician medical group.
Mr. Leeka began his career in numerous corporate positions as a financial analyst, cost accountant, contracting director, and held other responsibilities in the financial division. Mr. Leeka is a graduate of the University of California Riverside with a B.S. in Psychology and Biology. He holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California Los Angeles, a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University Northridge, and a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Behavior from Phillips Graduate Institute.
Andy’s extensive experience with hospital turnarounds and financially distressed hospitals has been instrumental in successfully addressing Good Samaritan Hospital’s financial troubles. He had gained industry wide respect for his ability to lead and develop high performance teams in achieving profitability, customer service, and outstanding employee competency and morale. Andy has a strong commitment to community involvement and currently serves on the board of the Boy Scouts of America Western Council, Charles Drew University, International Visitor’s Council of Los Angeles, and UCLA Extension. Mr. Leeka has also served as President of Project Cuddle, a nonprofit organization that works to reduce the number of abandoned babies nationwide, and Phillips Graduate Institute.