Albert Greene, president and CEO of Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Van Nuys, Calif., has died at age 59 from pancreatic cancer.
Diagnosed in June 2008, Greene battled the disease while continuing to lead the hospital. He died on April 16.
Al was a charismatic leader who made a remarkable and immediate impact at the hospital, David Fleming, chairman of Valley Presbyterians board of directors, said in a written statement. Those of us who knew Al had a deep admiration and tremendous respect for him as a colleague, mentor and friend.
Greene was named to lead the 303-bed not-for-profit hospital in March 2006. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Los Angeles, for five years. He served dual roles as president and CEO of Alta Bates Medical Center, Berkeley, Calif., and CEO of the East Bay Region of Sutter Health, owner of Alta Bates, for eight years. He was also CEO of Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, where he oversaw the merger of three independent hospitals.
Greene began his career at Harper University Hospital in Detroit, where he rose the ranks over 13 years to ultimately become chief administrative officer.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jo-Linda Greene, son Jeremy Greene, daughter Stacy (Hoby) Pearce and grandson Rory Pearce.