Paul Viviano named CEO of Children's Hospital Los Angeles: 5 things to know

Kelly Gooch - Print  | 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles has named Paul S. Viviano president and CEO. He is currently the CEO of the University of California, San Diego Health System and associate vice chancellor for UC San Diego Health Sciences.

Here are five things to know about Mr. Viviano.

1. Mr. Viviano will begin his new role Aug. 24.

2. Mr. Viviano will be a member of CHLA's board of trustees and will succeed Richard D. Cordova, who previously announced his approaching retirement last December.

3. In a news release, Mr. Viviano said he "want[s] to expand on CHLA's significant contributions in all aspects of pediatric care" as president and CEO.  "I look forward to working with the board as well as the faculty and staff at Children's Hospital Los Angeles to fulfill our mission and achieve our goals," he added.

4. Mr. Viviano has served in a number of executive leadership capacities in healthcare organizations in Southern California. Prior to his service at UC San Diego, he served as chairman of the board and CEO of Newport Beach-based Alliance HealthCare Services, the nation's largest provider of advanced outpatient imaging services. Previous to that, he served as president and CEO of USC University Hospital (Keck Medical Center) and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, both in Los Angeles, and prior still, held multiple executive posts in the Orange-based St. Joseph Health System.

5. Mr. Viviano earned a master's degree in public administration with a focus on public health from the University of California, Los Angeles and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


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