Opened in 2006, San Martín is one of three Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals in southern Nevada. Barnard will start in early January and will report to Brian Brannman, vice president of operations for Dignity Health Nevada.
Barnard brings an extensive and impressive range of health care administrative experience to this role, including his most-recent position as chief executive officer of University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. Before he was appointed its CEO, he served as UMC’s chief operating officer for two years. Prior to his roles at UMC, Barnard was Valley Hospital Medical Center’s associate administrator and acting chief operating officer, and the associate administrator at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center. He also worked in hospital administration at facilities in Southern California and North Carolina.
“I am impressed with the diversity and complexity of Barnard’s past accomplishments, and his health-care management acumen,” said Rod Davis, senior vice president for Dignity Health Nevada. “Larry 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 Barnard’s caliber to Dignity Health.”
Barnard graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as a U.S. Army captain for five years. He received an MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.