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David Klein, MD, MBA, Named President of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital


Dignity Health is pleased to announce the appointment of David Klein, MD, MBA, as President of Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, located in San Francisco, effective March 14. Dr. Klein comes to Dignity Health from Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, where he has served as president since 2013.

Dr. Klein has a strong reputation for dynamic planning, measurable organizational accomplishments, and mission-driven health care. He has had a proven track record of driving growth, physician relations, and quality care. He has overseen the construction and opening of new facilities, medical staff recruitment, successful implementation of Electronic Health Records systems, and fostered continuously high patient and employee satisfaction scores.

“I am excited for the opportunity to be at the helm of Saint Francis, a hospital so deeply rooted in the community it serves,” Dr. Klein said. “I’m impressed with the hospital’s eagerness to meet the emerging health care needs of this dynamic city while delivering on its mission to provide high-quality, affordable care delivered with compassion.”

Dr. Klein joined Baylor in May of 2009 as the Chief Operating Officer and was named Interim President in 2012, and President in 2013. Baylor All Saints Medical Center is a 574-bed facility with approximately 2,400 employees and 1,300 medical staff. Prior to joining Baylor, Dr. Klein served as CEO of Cedar Park Regional Medical Center in Cedar Park, Texas, where his responsibilities included hospital quality and patient safety measures, medical staff and physician leadership development, and volume and revenue growth. 

Dr. Klein practiced general surgery for 14 years before becoming a full-time hospital administrator. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, a medical degree from University of New Mexico, and a master’s degree in business administration from University of California, Irvine.

About Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital that has been providing exceptional healthcare in San Francisco for more than 100 years. Located atop Nob Hill, near downtown San Francisco, Saint Francis is home to the Bothin Burn Center, the largest in Northern California, the Center for Sports Medicine, and the Saint Francis Orthopedic Institute. With its close proximity to downtown San Francisco, Saint Francis also specializes in Occupational Health and Emergency Medicine. Saint Francis has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine and Hip/Knee Replacement Surgery and is a Certified Stroke Center by the Joint Commission.