David Entwistle has been name the new president and CEO of Stanford Health Care, the organization announced Wednesday.
Entwistle, who is currently the chief executive officer at University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, will start his new job on July 5. Mariann Byerwalter has been serving as interim president and CEO of Stanford Health Care since January.
"David Entwistle has a distinguished record of accomplishment and dedication to the critically important role of academic medical centers in advancing human health," Stanford Health Care Board Chair John Levin said in a statement. "As we plan for the opening of the new Stanford Hospital in 2018 and continue to innovate across the entire continuum of care, his commitment to combining the highest levels of quality with outstanding patient experience will help achieve SHC's inspiring vision for the future."
Entwistle has been with University of Utah Hospitals and Health Systems (UUHC) since 2007. The medical center has consistently ranked among U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, and in 2010, was No. 1 on the University HealthSystem Consortium's Quality and Accountability scorecard, achieving top-10 status in subsequent years, according to a press release.
Entwistle earned a master's degree in health services administration at Arizona State University and is a graduate of Brigham Young University.
"At this transformative time in health care, Stanford continues to raise the bar," Entwistle said in a statement. "I am thrilled to be joining a premier institution on the leading edge of discovery, education and clinical care."