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Brannman Appointed Sr VP of Operations


Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican named Brian G. Brannman today as senior vice president of its Nevada service area.

Dignity Health’s Nevada service area includes three acute-care hospitals in Henderson and Las Vegas, five Dignity Health Medical Group primary- and specialty-care clinics, two surgical clinics in partnership with Stanford Medical School, two ambulatory surgery centers, a home health and hospice program, three women’s centers and three outpatient imaging sites. Brannman will remain as the president and CEO of the Siena Campus.

Brannman is replacing Rod A. Davis, who immediately preceded him as both senior vice president of operations for Dignity Health Nevada and president and CEO of the Siena Campus. Davis worked at St. Rose since 1991 and retired in December. Brannman will report to Marvin O’Quinn, senior executive vice president and chief operating officer at Dignity Health.

Brannman's oversight will encompass Dignity Health’s multi-site, multi-area health care service offerings in Nevada, including acute-care hospital operations, physician relationships, ambulatory and outpatient service delivery systems and healthcare philanthropy. Dignity Health’s Nevada operations include more than 3,400 employees, 1,300 physicians and annual net revenues in excess of $800 million. Brannman’s focus will continue to be on realizing high-quality, safe and cost-effective health care delivery.

“I am impressed with the diversity and complexity of Brannman’s past accomplishments, and his health-care management acumen,” O’Quinn said. “Brian is known for combining a focus on top-notch performance with compassionate, patient-centered care. He is also regarded for his skills as a team builder with physicians, community leaders, employees and peers. I am extremely pleased to have someone of Brannman’s caliber at Dignity Health.”

Brannman joined Dignity Health in January 2014 from University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, where he worked for six years, first as their chief operating officer and later as their chief executive officer.

His extensive health care leadership experience prior to UMC includes more than 30 years with the United States Navy, including serving as commander and CEO of Navy Medicine West. In this role, Brannman was charged by the Navy Surgeon General to create and direct the operations of ten naval hospitals and multiple outpatient clinics across the West Coast and Far East. Prior to this assignment, he served as CEO of Naval Medical Center in San Diego, Calif., the largest multispecialty academic medical center in the Department of Defense system, serving three million enrollees. Other assignments included serving as principal staff officer in Navy headquarters in Washington, D.C. for health care issues, and executive positions in naval hospitals in Japan, Haiti and the United States. A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Brannman has a Master of Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., a Master of Arts in healthcare management from Webster College and a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from Southern Illinois University.

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