STANFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stanford Health Care today announced that Mariann Byerwalter will serve as its interim President and CEO, effective January 2, 2016. Byerwalter is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of SRI International, and a board member of Stanford Health Care. In addition, she is currently a Director on the boards of Pacific Life Insurance Company; Franklin Resources, Inc.; WageWorks, Inc.; Redwood Trust, Inc.; the Burlington Capital Group; and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
In September 2015, Stanford Health Care announced that its current President and CEO, Amir Dan Rubin, will leave at the end of the year to accept another opportunity. Byerwalter will begin transitioning into her new role over the next two months to help ensure a smooth changeover.
“As our search for Amir’s permanent replacement continues, we are extremely pleased to announce that Mariann Byerwalter has agreed to serve as interim President and CEO,” said John Levin, chairman, Board of Directors, Stanford Health Care. “Mariann has a long history of service and commitment to the Stanford community, including serving as Chair of Stanford Health Care’s Board of Directors for eight of her 15 years on the board. Given her significant leadership experience, deep understanding of Stanford’s culture, and exemplary dedication and commitment to the mission of Stanford Health Care, Mariann is uniquely equipped to serve in this interim capacity.”
From 1992 through 2012, Byerwalter served three terms on the Stanford University Board of Trustees, where she chaired the Trustee Committee on the Medical Center. In recognition of her dedication, Byerwalter received the 2015 Stanford University Gold Spike Award, Stanford’s highest honor for exceptional volunteer service and leadership. Moreover, she was presented the 2015 School of Medicine Dean’s Medal in recognition of her significant contributions to advancing Stanford Medicine.
Previously, Byerwalter served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Business Affairs at Stanford University. Prior to that, Byerwalter was an entrepreneur. She was a partner and co-founder of America First Financial Corporation, which purchased and turned-around EurekaBank. Byerwalter also served as Vice President for Strategic Planning and Corporate Development at BankAmerica Corporation. Byerwalter earned a B.A. from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
This year, U.S. News & World Report ranks Stanford Health Care the number one hospital in California and in its Best Hospitals Honor Roll Top 15 in the nation. National Research Corporation also ranks Stanford Health Care as the most preferred hospital in its region, and Stanford Health Care has achieved the best patient experience rankings in the Bay Area, according to Medicare.
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