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PHOENIX – Feb. 24, 2020 – Gabrielle Finley-Hazle has been named President and CEO of Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center. Committed to improving the quality of life in the community, Finley-Hazle will lead a team of more than 5,000 employees who are dedicated to providing excellent patient care.
Prior to joining St. Joseph’s, Finley-Hazle served as Chief Executive Officer of St. Mary’s Medical Center and Palm Beach Children’s Hospital, a 460-bed acute care hospital that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a renowned orthopedic and spine institute, and an award-winning Comprehensive Stroke Center and an Advanced Neuroscience Network. Prior to that, she served as Chief Executive Officer for Florida Medical Center, a 459-bed facility that’s well known for cardiac and stroke care.
“Gabrielle is a wonderful fit for our organization,” says Linda Hunt, President and CEO of the Dignity Health Arizona Division. “She is a servant leader who focuses on improving the health of patients as well as the communities she serves; and is a strong advocate of employee engagement and development.”
With more than 20 years of experience in health care management and leadership, Finley-Hazle has substantially grown health care services at the hospitals and communities in which she has served. In her previous roles, she launched a new graduate medical education division and created new physician residency programs; successfully opened the region’s first freestanding emergency department; and collaborated with medical staff leadership to successfully launch the market’s first Comprehensive Stroke Center and Aortic Disease Institute, in addition to other services.
“I am thrilled to join the Dignity Health and St. Joseph’s family,” says Finley-Hazle. “I was drawn to St. Joseph’s for its mission, values, and reputation for excellence. It’s an honor to serve the community and a privilege to lead such a dynamic organization. I look forward to compassionately providing our patients with the most advanced health care services in partnership with our world-renowned physicians and clinical teams.”
Finley-Hazle holds a master’s degree in health care administration and a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Cornell University. She is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including Becker’s Hospital Review Top 15 Hospital and Health System Leaders Under 40; Legacy’s Top 25 Most Prominent and Influential Women in Business; and Goldman Sachs’ Leadership Award. Her many volunteer activities include serving as a board member for the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County, a founding board member of Northend R.I.S.E., and an executive board member for the Economic Council of Palm Beach County.
Established in 1895, St. Joseph’s was the first hospital in the Phoenix area and has grown to become a nationally recognized center for advanced medical care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Norton Thoracic Institute, and Arizona’s first Level I Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. The hospital, which is part of Dignity Health, is also a respected center for organ transplant, oncology, maternity care and many other medical services.
About Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
Located in the heart of Phoenix, Ariz., St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph’s is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and Norton Thoracic Institute. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph’s among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery.