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Los Angeles, CA. May 14, 2019— Dignity Health has appointed Julie Sprengel, Division President for Dignity Health Southern California, to lead the new Southwest Division of CommonSpirit Health. The Southwest division includes both Southern California and Nevada and is comprised of nine acute care hospitals and four micro-hospitals.
“We are thrilled that Julie has accepted this expanded role,” states Marvin O’Quinn, president and chief operating officer for CommonSpririt Health. “Her leadership and vision has transformed our Southern California hospitals. I am confident that she will bring the same passion and vision to our hospitals and health care facilities in Nevada.”
With nearly 20 years of progressive health care experience, Julie has successfully led a large-scale strategic planning process for the Southern California market, with a focus on safety, quality and patient experience. She expanded the focus on the future state of health care, including the migration to population health and wellness, which benefits the underserved in particular. Her leadership will support our efforts to expand services beyond hospital walls and into patient’s home and their communities via new innovative care models.
Julie is known across Dignity Health as an innovator whose leadership and collaborative style is both respected and admired. “It’s an honor to have been chosen to lead this division.” shared Sprengel. “I’m looking forward to working with our teams to continue to expand access to affordable high quality care for the families who live, work and visit our communities.”
Julie holds a nursing degree from the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California School of Nursing, a bachelor’s degree in management and a master’s in business administration from Pepperdine University.
About Commonspirit Health
CommonSpirit Health is a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care. With its national office in Chicago and a team of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit Health operates 142 hospitals and more than 700 care sites across 21 states. In FY 2018, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health had combined revenues of $29.2 billion and provided $4.2 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs. Learn more at commonspirit.org.
About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican:
As the community’s only not-for-profit, faith-based health system, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican has been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters since 1947. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the St. Rose Dominican health system and its nearly 4,000 employees will continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. St. Rose Dominican is a member of the 22-state Dignity Health network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 62,000 employees, and 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health and primary care clinics.
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