Stanford Health Care names David Entwistle President & CEO

David Entwistle has served as the chief executive officer at the University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics since 2007. He will begin at Stanford on July 5.

David Entwistle

Stanford Health Care announced today that its board of directors has appointed David Entwistle as president and CEO, effective July 5. Currently chief executive officer at University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics, Entwistle will succeed Mariann Byerwalter, who has served as interim president and CEO since January.

“David Entwistle has a distinguished record of accomplishment and dedication to the critically important role of academic medical centers in advancing human health,” said SHC board Chair John Levin.  “As we plan for the opening of the new Stanford Hospital in 2018 and continue to innovate across the entire continuum of care, his commitment to combining the highest levels of quality with outstanding patient experience will help achieve SHC’s inspiring vision for the future.”

For 2015-16, U.S. News & World Report ranked SHC’s Stanford Hospital as the No. 1 hospital in California, with top-tier rankings in 13 of 16 specialties as well as recognition on the national top 15 "Honor Roll."

Entwistle has led University of Utah Hospitals & Health Systems since 2007. As the only academic medical center in a region that includes Utah and five surrounding states, UUHC has 1,100 board-certified physicians who staff four university hospitals, 10 community clinics, and several specialty centers. It is consistently ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Hospitals" and in 2010, was No. 1 on the prestigious University HealthSystem Consortium’s Quality and Accountability scorecard, achieving top 10 status in subsequent years.

“We are on the brink of an amazing transformation in how we approach health,” said Stanford School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor, MD. “David Entwistle is a proven leader who will collaborate effectively with Stanford Medicine physicians and with all our partners as we pursue the tremendous potential of the biomedical revolution in precision health to predict, prevent and treat disease as never before.”

Prior to joining UUHC, Entwistle served as senior vice president and chief operating officer, as well as senior vice president of operations, for the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics. Previously he was vice president of professional services and joint venture operations at City of Hope National Medical Center, where he also served as president and chief executive officer for Oncology Management Services. He earned a master's degree in health services administration at Arizona State University and is a graduate of Brigham Young University.

“At this transformative time in health care, Stanford continues to raise the bar,” said Entwistle. “I am thrilled to be joining a premier institution on the leading edge of discovery, education and clinical care. I look forward to working with the Stanford Health Care board, executive team, physicians and staff, as well as with partners at the Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford Children’s Health, to provide outstanding care and outcomes matched by exemplary patient experience.”

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