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Daryn Kumar, MBA, FACHE, Named President of Dignity Health’s Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO (December 11, 2020) — Dignity Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Daryn Kumar, MBA, FACHE, as President of Dignity Health’s Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center, both located in San Francisco, effective January 3, 2021. Mr. Kumar has been Chief Operating Officer at Dignity Health’s Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, CA since February 2019.

Daryn KumarMr. Kumar has a strong reputation for acute care operations, strategic planning, measurable organizational accomplishments, and compassionate, patient-centered health care. He has a proven track record of building teams, services and facilities to drive growth, and in engaging in physician and physician group partnerships to develop and implement service growth in alignment with strategy.

“I am excited for the opportunity to be at the helm of Dignity Health’s two San Francisco hospitals, which are both deeply rooted in the city they serve,” Mr. Kumar said. “I’m impressed with each hospital’s eagerness to meet San Francisco’s emerging health care needs while delivering on Dignity Health’s mission to provide high-quality, affordable care delivered with compassion.”

Previous to joining Dignity Health, Mr. Kumar spent 14 years in different capacities at Sutter Health, most recently as the CEO of Sutter Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. Prior to that he served as the COO of Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento as well as COO of Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Mr. Kumar also previously worked at Doctor’s Medical Center in San Pablo/Pinole as an Assistant Administrator. Mr. Kumar started his career in healthcare as a Radiological Technologist in the United States Air Force and served a total of 16 years on active duty and reserve duty, prior to being honorably discharged.

Mr. Kumar holds an associate’s degree in radiological sciences from the School of Health Care Sciences, a bachelor’s degree from University of Phoenix, and a master’s degree in business administration from Saint Mary’s College.

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 and adjacent to the Tenderloin District, Saint Francis is home to one of the City’s busiest emergency rooms, the Bothin Burn Center—the largest burn unit in Northern California—as well as the Saint Francis Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute, and the Gender 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.

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About 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 cardiac program offers diagnostic services, treatment, and rehabilitation. St. Mary’s also was recognized as one of the Top 100 Orthopedic Programs nationally by Becker’s Hospital Review and is a Joint Commission Certified Stroke Center. 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 health care to the community it serves.

For more information, call (415) 668-1000 or visit

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Friday, December 11, 2020

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