Who: David Entwistle, 47
New role: President and CEO of Stanford Health Care, an academic medical center in the San Francisco Bay Area. He replaces Mariann Byerwalter, who has served as interim CEO since January. He will begin his new role in July.
Background: Entwistle served as CEO of the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics in Salt Lake City, where he was at the helm for nine years, and led a staff with 1,100 physicians. Previously, he held several executive roles, including COO, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.
Partnering with the tech sector: With Stanford located in the hub of the technology industry in Palo Alto, Calif., Entwistle will continue to explore new ways to advance the system's focus on precision medicine. Stanford has already partnered with large tech firms such as Google to transform care. “Stanford really has taken some incredible leaps in terms of what they are doing (with precision medicine),” he said.
The cost of innovation: In a changing reimbursement landscape, finding balance in care delivery is critical, Entwistle said. “Healthcare is at the leading edge of innovation and discovery in finding ways to treat serious injury and illness. I don't think innovation and cost effectiveness are mutually exclusive. We have to work to deliver both.”