Orange County Business Council Welcomes Laureen Driscoll to Board of Directors

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Laureen Driscoll, MBA, MSN, RN, NE-BC, is the Interim Chief Executive at Providence, South Division In May, the Orange County Business Council (OCBC) announced that Driscoll – along with Dr. Henrik Cronqvist, the Robert J. and Carolyn A. Waltos Dean and Professor of Finance at Chapman University George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics; and Steven Oh, Senior Vice President of Development at Related California – has joined OCBC’s Board of Directors.

“I am honored to have these community leaders join our board of directors. Their insights and talents will be invaluable for the Business Council as we continue to advance our infrastructure, workforce, housing, and economic development initiatives,” said Jeffrey Ball, president and CEO of OCBC.

As the Interim Chief Executive for Providence, South Division, Laureen Driscoll oversees 17 hospitals in Northern and Southern California along with numerous medical offices, clinics, and specialty care facilities. Driscoll had previously been Providence’s regional chief executive for Northern California.

Before joining Providence, she served as president of Tacoma General and Allenmore hospitals and was the West Pierce and Kitsap market leader for MultiCare Health System in Tacoma. She has also served as president of MultiCare Deaconess Hospital and vice president of operations to help lead the integration of their acquisition of Rockwood Health System.

Prior to MultiCare, Driscoll served as chief operating officer for Providence Swedish Cherry Hill Campus in Seattle and vice president of Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute. She has served in a variety of administrative nursing leadership roles throughout her career.

She began her career as a registered nurse in Portland, Maine, earning her BSN from the University of Southern Maine. She went on to pursue a Master of Science in nursing administration at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and continued her education at the University of Washington earning a master’s in business administration.

Driscoll’s deep commitment to healthcare is evident in her intentional interactions with caregivers. She is known for rounding and connecting while creating unity and teamwork among colleagues.

For over 25 years, Orange County Business Council (OCBC) has been representing and promoting the region’s business community together with government and academia to enhance Orange County’s economic development. The Council’s core initiatives include advocating for adequate investment in regional and statewide infrastructure, education development that leads to a competitive workforce, advocating for a range of housing, and developing pro-business solutions that lead to economic growth.

Member organizations include businesses and local organizations representing a diverse cross-section of industries, including biomedical, construction, education, financial services, health care, manufacturing, municipalities, nonprofit, real estate, technology, tourism, transportation, real estate and utilities.