Valley 200 - 2021-07-19




Valley Presbyterian Hospital Gustavo Valdespino has been chief executive of Valley Presbyterian Hospital for nearly 12 years. The nonprofit in Van Nuys is one of the largest acute care hospitals in the San Fernando Valley with 350 beds. Valdespino has more than 25 years of hospital management experience, including serving as senior vice president of operations for Tenet Health Corp.’s Southern California region, chief executive of St. Vincent Medical Center and chief executive of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County. He holds a master’s degree in public health from UCLA and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. ALMA MATER: State University of New York at Stony Brook and UCLA. BEST ADVICE: Solve no problem before its time! FAVORITE BOOK: “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand. BUCKET LIST: I have a list of 100 sporting events on my bucket list … 50 down and 50 to go!


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