President and CEO,
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System
Delgado is the first minority CEO in the health system’s 68-year history. He has made diversity, equity and inclusion key priorities for the organization. Some of his efforts include conducting a cultural sensitivity assessment and building out programs to address DEI; increasing C-suite diversity; offering staff free Spanish lessons so they can better meet patient needs (79% of the area’s population are Latino); and supporting creation of a Spanish-language patient family advisory council. Under his leadership, the system also created a mobile clinic program offering free care daily to underserved populations.