President & Chief Executive Officer
Gustavo Valdespino was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer
in September 2009. Mr. Valdespino is a seasoned leader with over 30 years
of hospital management experience. Prior to joining Valley Presbyterian
Hospital, he served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Tenet Health
Corporation's Southern California region. He also served as President
and Chief Executive Officer of St. Vincent Medical Center and as CEO of
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County.
Mr. Valdespino has received the "Up and Comer" award from Modern
Health Magazine, the National Medical Enterprises "Circle of Excellence"
award, the Tenet Healthcare Corporation "Circle of Excellence"
award, and the "Leading Hispanic Executive" award from Hispanic
Mr. Valdespino holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University
of New York at Stony Brook, a master's degree in public health from
the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed the advanced
management program at the Harvard Business School in Boston.
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