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 Business Magazine.

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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