Dignity Health hospital CEO steps down

Kevin Vaziri is stepping down as CEO of Dignity Health's Woodland (Calif.) Memorial Hospital, effective Sept. 1, officials announced Aug. 26.

Dignity said Mr. Vaziri resigned for personal reasons and is leaving Woodland Memorial after 16 years at the helm, The Sacramento Bee reported.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to have served Dignity Health and Woodland Memorial ... and will forever cherish the relationships I have formed with physicians, employees and community members," Mr. Vaziri said in a news release. "I am proud of the work we accomplished to bring high-quality care and comprehensive services to the region."

Edmundo Castañeda, president and CEO of Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, Calif., will remain in that role and assume the additional role of president and CEO of Woodland Memorial. Mr. Castañeda is an eight-year veteran of Dignity. He joined San Francisco-based Dignity as president of Mercy General, and he has served as an interim leader of Woodland Memorial since February. 


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