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Dignity Health Woodland Memorial Hospital Announces New Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Nurse Executive

Woodland Calif. (November 1, 2023) – Dignity Health Woodland Memorial Hospital announced today that Dale Steakley, MBA, RN-BC, ASBC, CMSRN, LNHA, PAC-NE has joined the hospital as its new Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nurse Executive. Dale is a strong healthcare executive and nurse leader with more than fifteen years of hospital leadership experience.

In his role, he will oversee hospital operations, patient care services and nursing personnel within Woodland Memorial Hospital. 

“We are excited that Dale Steakley has joined the Woodland Memorial Hospital team,” said Gena Bravo, Woodland Healthcare President, and CEO. “We look forward to seeing the contributions he will make in serving our community and continuing our mission to care for those in need.” 

Before joining Woodland Memorial Hospital, Steakley served as CEO with Ernest Health in Sacramento where he was accountable for all executive functions of hospital operations. Prior to that he held various key leadership roles in hospital operations, nursing leadership and population health management. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama and a Master’s in Business Administration from Northcentral University, along with multiple board certifications.

“I am thrilled to embark on this journey as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nurse Executive at Woodland Memorial Hospital,” said Dale Steakley, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nurse Executive of Woodland Memorial Hospital.“I look forward to leading our exceptional hospital team and am committed to continuing our efforts of providing exceptional patient care to our community of Woodland and beyond.” 

About Dignity Health

Dignity Health is a multi-state nonprofit network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care-centers, including community hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. Dignity Health is a part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit health system committed to advancing health for all people and dedicated to serving the common good. For more information, please visit our website at

Publish date: 

Wednesday, November 01, 2023

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