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Health System Adds Highly Talented former GE and Sanford Health Executive to Transform Verity’s Health Systems as the Innovative Leader in Healthcare Delivery in the Nation
Verity Health System today announced the appointment of Richard Adcock as chief operating officer of Verity Health System, a chain of six hospitals serving patients and communities in Northern and Southern California.
“Rich brings an impressive track record of leadership in healthcare project management and operations,” said Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Verity Health. “He has extensive senior-level experience in the not-for-profit healthcare arena, especially in the areas of healthcare delivery, health plan management, product management, acquisitions, integrations, budgeting, disease management and medical devices. We are committed to recruiting the most talented management team, and I and the board are confident that his expertise and energy will help us continue to drive the high level of care we expect for the patients and communities we serve.”
“I am honored to have the responsibility for helping to reinvigorate the hospitals that comprise Verity Health System,” said Adcock. “In this role, I look forward to combining my more than 20 years of experience in the medical field with my passion for helping those in need as well as driving innovation. The programs of integrated health care that Dr. Soon-Shiong is willing to lead has inspired me to join this amazing opportunity to transform health delivery not just in California but across the nation. I cannot wait to begin this journey with him and the talented team he has already assembled in an amazing short period of time.”
Prior to joining Verity Health, Adcock served as executive vice president and chief innovation officer for Sanford Health. In this role, he was responsible for leading Sanford Health’s growth and innovation, in addition to direct operational oversight of related entities Sanford Research, Sanford Health Plan, Sanford Foundation, Sanford Frontiers, Profile by Sanford and Sanford World Clinic. Adcock began his tenure at Sanford in 2004, serving in various positions including director, vice president and executive vice president for Sanford Clinic, and president of Sanford Frontiers. Earlier, he was director of engineering and a Six Sigma Master Black Belt for GE Medical Systems. He began his career in the medical field as co-owner and vice president of research and development at Micro Medical Systems.
Verity Health System
Verity Health System is a nonprofit healthcare system employing more than 6,000 staff statewide. The hospitals include 1,650 inpatient beds, six active emergency rooms, a trauma center and a host of medical specialties including tertiary and quaternary care. Verity’s two Southern California hospitals are St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood and St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles. In Northern California, O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy, Seton Medical Center in Daly City and Seton Coastside in Moss Beach are part of Verity Health.
Verity Health also includes Verity Physician Network and Verity Medical Foundation, encompassing hundreds of physicians across a variety of practice models, independent practice associations, ambulatory surgery centers and urgent care centers.
Since its creation in December 2015, Verity Health System has worked to revitalize its hospitals in Northern and Southern California and ensure financial sustainability in order to care for patients for generations to come – including the underserved.
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