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Julie Sprengel to Lead New Southwest Division of CommonSpirit Health

Dignity Health has appointed Julie Sprengel, President for Dignity Health Southern California, to lead the new Southwest Division of CommonSpirit Health. The Southwest Division includes nine acute care hospitals and four micro-hospitals in Southern California and Nevada.

“We are thrilled that Julie has accepted this expanded role,” states Marvin O’Quinn, President and Chief Operating Officer for CommonSpirit Health. “Her leadership and vision have transformed our Southern California hospitals.  I am confident that she will bring the same passion and vision to our hospitals and health care facilities in Nevada.”

With nearly 20 years of progressive health care experience, Julie has successfully led a large-scale strategic planning process for the Southern California market, with a focus on safety, quality, and patient experience. She expanded the focus on the future state of health care, including the migration to population health and wellness, which benefits the underserved in particular. Her leadership will support our efforts to expand services beyond hospital walls and into patient’s home and their communities via new innovative care models.

Julie is known across Dignity Health as an innovator whose leadership and collaborative approach are both respected and admired. “It’s an honor to have been chosen to lead this division,” shared Sprengel. “I’m looking forward to working with our teams to continue to expand access to affordable high quality care for the families who live, work, and visit our communities.”

Julie holds a nursing degree from the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California School of Nursing, a bachelor’s degree in management, and a master’s in business administration from Pepperdine University.

About CommonSpirit Health

CommonSpirit Health is a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care. With its national office in Chicago and a team of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit Health operates 142 hospitals and more than 700 care sites across 21 states. In FY 2018, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health had combined revenues of $29.2 billion and provided $4.2 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs. Learn more at

Publish date: 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019