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John Allen Named President of St. Mary’s Medical Center

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Allen joined St. Mary's in December 2016 as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, and became the hospital's interim president in November 2017.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. (January 29, 2018) – Dignity Health is pleased to announce the appointment of John Allen as President of Dignity Health St. Mary’s Medical Center, located in San Francisco, effective immediately. Allen joined St. Mary’s in December 2016 as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, and became the hospital’s interim president in November 2017. 

Allen has a strong reputation for collaborative planning among physicians, nurses and staff, and measurable achievement on growth initiatives. During his tenure, Allen has led several important initiatives for St. Mary’s, including the development of hospital services and cultivating partnerships with outside health organizations.

“I am dedicated to the mission of St. Mary’s Medical Center and Dignity Health,” Allen said. “As the longest running hospital in San Francisco, St. Mary’s has an important legacy, and I look forward to leading the hospital’s growth into the future.”

Before joining Dignity Health, Allen served as Chief Executive Officer of Titus Regional Medical Center, a rural regional health system in Texas. He also spent several years as Chief Executive Officer for Regency Hospital in Golden Valley, Minn. and Vice President of Patient Care and Support Operations for North Memorial Health Care in Robbinsdale, Minn. 
Allen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Theater from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., and a Master’s of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.


About Dignity Health St. Mary’s Medical Center 

Dignity Health St. Mary's Medical Center is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital that has been caring for the people of San Francisco since 1857. Located across from Golden Gate Park, it is the longest continually running hospital in San Francisco. St. Mary’s has been named a 2014 Top Performer in Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission for excellence in patient outcomes. For three consecutive years, from 2014 to 2016, St. Mary’s received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades.

St. Mary’s also was recognized as one of the Top 100 Orthopedic Programs nationally by Becker’s Hospital Review and is a Certified Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. St. Mary’s state-of-the-art Cancer Center offers the full-range of oncology, radiation, and imaging services. Offering the most comprehensive breast imaging services in San Francisco, St. Mary’s has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, a recognition that represents the national gold standard. Beyond clinical care, St. Mary's is committed to furthering the healing ministry, and to providing high-quality, affordable healthcare to the community we serve. For more information, call (415) 668-1000.

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Publish date: 

Monday, January 29, 2018

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