Meet Alvarado Parkway Institute's Chief Executive Officer Megan Montgomery-West!

Meet Megan Montgomery-West, the new CEO of Alvarado Parkway Institute.

Megan Montgomery-West, who has served as the Executive Director Regulatory Affairs and in multiple executive leadership positions within the Hospital including Chief Operations Officer, will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Patrick Ziemer, API’s previous CEO will assume a corporate role as President and Chief Development Officer for our Behavioral Health System.  In that role, Patrick will lead our organizations expansion plans to add additional services in support of our continuum of care.

Megan Montgomery-West will be responsible and accountable for managing all administrative and behavioral health care activities for the hospital.  As CEO, she will provide overall leadership and direction for all professional, administrative, technical and clerical employees, ensuring the delivery of high-quality behavioral health care and supporting ongoing quality improvement efforts. Montgomery-West is known as a pragmatic, results-oriented leader, whose success has been in her commitment to identifying practical, quantifiable systems to promote continuous quality improvement.  Montgomery-West will focus on improving and expanding patient-centered care throughout the Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Programs.  

“It is a true honor to be selected as the next leader of API,” said Montgomery-West. “It is a great institution with a long history of excellence. Working together as a team, I know in my heart that API’s best days lie ahead, and together with our great physicians, clinical and non-clinical staff, we will achieve API’s full potential as the #1 behavioral healthcare system in California, delivering accessible, excellent patient-centered care.”


API provides comprehensive adult inpatient behavioral health and addictive disorders services in a 66 bed hospital setting located in La Mesa, California. At Alvarado Parkway Institute, we are committed to improving the mental health and well-being of our community.  Alvarado Parkway Institute is San Diego's leading provider of comprehensive mental health and substance abuse care. 

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API offers a variety of Outpatient Services designed to assist patients in functioning at the highest level. Alvarado Parkway Institute provides Partial Hospitalization services and Intensive Outpatient services. These programs emphasize symptom management, community integration and prevention of hospitalization or re-hospitalization. Value added services enhance the patient's treatment experience. Themed activities promote wellness and social skills building.

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Medical Staff

API welcomes the addition of new medical staff whose values and philosophy of care aligns with our mission, vision, and values and our Culture of Caring.   We encourage new physicians who are interested in joining our team to contact hospital Administration for a tour and an opportunity to meet with the hospital’s Medical Director and Executive Leadership Team.

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