Dignity Health Southern California senior VP of operations to retire: 6 things to know

Steve Barron, senior vice president of operations for San Francisco-based Dignity Health's Southern California Service Area, is retiring.

Here are six things to know about Mr. Barron.

1. His retirement announcement comes after nearly 40 years in executive-level healthcare positions in Washington and California.

2. Mr. Barron joined Dignity Health in 1999, then known as Catholic Healthcare West, serving as president of St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino, Calif., for 15 years.

3. In late 2010, Mr. Barron took on a dual responsibility leading St. Bernardine and Community Hospital of San Bernardino.

4. In 2012, Dignity Health's Southern California hospitals were consolidated into service areas, and Mr. Barron took on leadership of the company's Southern California East region. In that role, he Today, he guides the strategic direction of the six-hospital Dignity Health Southern California Service Area, which includes St. Bernardine and Community Hospital, as well as California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles, Glendale (Calif.) Memorial Hospital, Northridge (Calif.) Hospital Medical Center, and St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach.

5. Outside of his duties at Dignity, he has served on the boards of several healthcare organizations in Southern California, including as the chairman-elect of the Hospital Association of Southern California's executive committee.

6. Mr. Barron will remain in his current role and aid in the leadership transition through October.


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