Stanford Health Care names new president and CEO

David Entwistle will succeed Mariann Byerwalter

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."


2 people like this
Posted by Going Beyond
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 15, 2016 at 2:59 am

Going beyond the news release, can anyone report: (1) how much the guy will be paid, (2) what was he paid in his last position and (3) who exactly picked him as the new CEO?

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Posted by AllYouCanEat
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm

"Transparency matters! TRANSPARENCY MATTERS!"

Ye gads, he looks all of 20! Ah, that good Mormon upbringing.

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Posted by Wife of M.D.
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Apr 16, 2016 at 1:16 am

Finally, thank God. Stanford medical needs a lot of help with its operational deficiencies. Go Entwistle!

6 people like this
Posted by Sarah1000
a resident of Los Altos
on Apr 17, 2016 at 7:35 am

Mr. Entwistle will be coming from a hospital which offers inpatient psychiatric care for both children and adolescents. Hopefully, he will be dismayed that Stanford/LPCH send all youth (including suicidal teens) away to out-of-county hospitals when they turn to Stanford for help during a mental health crisis. We hope that Mr. Entwistle will commit to helping all children who arrive at Stanford seeking care.

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