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Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Welcomes New President & CEO

Jill Welton has been named president and chief executive officer of Dignity Health - Glendale Memorial Hospital. She will lead the overall direction, strategy and operation of the hospital.
Welton has been with Dignity Health for the past six years, most recently serving as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco.


“Jill’s experience, leadership and passion for delivering safe, high-quality care made her the right person at the right time to lead Glendale Memorial Hospital into the future,” says Julie J. Sprengel, Senior Vice President Operations, Southern California. “Her ability to turn vision into action will help ensure the continued growth and success of this hospital.”


With more than 20 years in health care, Welton is a proven leader that has demonstrated success in initiating culture change through organizational turnaround with a focus on safety, quality and strategic initiatives. 


“I’m looking forward to becoming a part of the Glendale community,” states Jill Welton, New President and CEO. “I’m excited to join the excellent team of physicians and staff at Glendale Memorial, and moving the hospital forward with continued success.” 


Welton earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Holy Names University in Oakland, California and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University, Hayward.


About Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center

Founded in 1926, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is a 334-bed, acute care, nonprofit, community hospital located in Glendale, California.  The hospital offers a full complement of services, including its award-winning heart center, the colorectal surgery institute, a gastrointestinal program, and is a Los Angeles County approved primary stroke center.  The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.  Visit for more information.

Publish date: 

Monday, June 11, 2018