Rick Grossman, Darryl Robinson Appointed to EVP Positions

San Francisco, CA – October 11, 2013 – Dignity Health, one of the five largest hospital systems in the nation, has named Rick Grossman to the position of executive vice president/general counsel and Darryl Robinson as executive vice president/chief human resources officer.

Rick Grossman has been serving as interim general counsel since February, providing leadership to the organization's legal department and supporting the Board of Directors and Executive Leadership team following the passing of Derek Covert.

Darryl Robinson joined the organization in August 2013 and has responsibility for overall human resources strategy for the organization, including compensation and benefits, labor relations, and leadership development. He replaces Herb Vallier who resigned in January 2013 to accept a position at Ascension Health Alliance.

Both Grossman and Robinson will report directly to president/chief executive officer Lloyd H. Dean.

"We are pleased to have two such capable and experienced executives join our leadership team," said Dean. "Rick has a deep understanding of, and vast experience with, Dignity Health and is highly valued for his integrity and expertise in strategic growth initiatives, physician integration, and diversified health services. Darryl is a thoughtful and respected leader with senior experience in several major industry groups and a track record of success in leadership development, employee engagement, and labor management."

Grossman joined Dignity Health in 1997 as vice president/associate general counsel, managing the legal affairs for the organization's hospitals and other health care facilities, operations, and services in Southern California. Previously, Grossman was a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, specializing in the practice of tax, business, and transactional matters in the health care and nonprofit sector. He received his J.D. degree from Southwestern University School of Law, Master of Law in Taxation degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

For the past seven years, Robinson has served as the senior vice president of human resources for URS Corporation, one of the world's largest engineering and construction services companies. Previously, he served as senior vice president of human resources for Charles Schwab & Co. and served as human resources leader for Mercy Health Services, a system of 15 community hospitals, in Farmington Hills, Mich. Robinson is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Master's Degree in Human Resources and Labor Relations.