Dignity Health Arizona CEO Hunt awarded honorary degree from Creighton University



OMAHA, Neb (May 16, 2020) – Creighton University conferred an honorary Doctor of Nursing upon the CEO of Dignity Health Arizona, Linda Hunt, during the University’s virtual commencement ceremony on May 16, 2020.

Under Hunt’s leadership, Dignity Health Arizona has grown into a respected, comprehensive health care system that includes five hospitals and multiple imaging centers, specialty hospitals, physician groups, clinics, freestanding emergency rooms and more.

Prior to her current role, Hunt was president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, which is the busiest hospital in Arizona and attracts patients from around the world to its specialized centers and institutes.

She is an important state and national voice in shaping the future of health care and medical education and has received local and national recognition for her transformational health care leadership.

Creighton is proud to have Dignity Health Arizona, under the visionary and capable leadership of Hunt, as one of the primary partners in shaping the future of health care and health professions education in Arizona,” said Creighton President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD.

As a partner in the the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance, Dignity Health Arizona is part of the state’s largest providers of Graduate Medical Education.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, Creighton University held a virtual degree-conferral ceremony on Saturday, May 16, conferring  2,205 degrees.