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Brannman Named V.P. of Operations President/CEO

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican named Brian G. Brannman today as vice president of its Nevada service area, as well as president and CEO of its Siena Campus. Dignity Health's Nevada service area includes three acute-care hospitals in Henderson and Las Vegas, four 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, two women's centers and three outpatient imaging sites.

St. Rose Dominican was named Best Hospital in the 2013 Best of Las Vegas poll, as well as the 2013-2014 Consumer Choice #1 award winner.

Brannman will report to Rod A. Davis, senior vice president of operations for Dignity Health Nevada, who immediately preceded Brannman as president and CEO of the Siena Campus. Brannman is the designated successor to Davis’ current position and is expected to be named to the role when Davis retires in late 2014.

His 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 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,” Davis 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 welcome a leader of Brannman’s caliber to Dignity Health.”

Brannman will join Dignity Health in January from University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. He has been UMC’s chief executive officer since July 2011, and led the recent creation of a designated hospital board in concert with the Clark County Commission. He previously served as UMC’s chief operating officer for three years, leading a turnaround effort after the departure of UMC’s former leadership team.

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 -more- 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.

Publish date: 

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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