VAN NUYS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Valley Presbyterian Hospital is pleased to announce that President and CEO Gustavo Valdespino was recently nominated and honored as the Hospital CEO of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Dr. Lori Burnell, was nominated for the Chief Nursing Officer Award.
Award nominees were recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal at its annual Health Care Leadership Forum and Awards on May 11th in Los Angeles.
“The recognition that Lori and I received truly belongs to the Hospital’s 1,700 employees. These men and women come to work every day ready to serve our patients and the community,” said Valdespino.
Valdespino was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2009. With more than 30 years of hospital management experience, Valdespino has lead Hospital operations for Tenet Health Corporation and for St. Vincent Medical Center. Valdespino was also the CEO of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County.
Dr. Burnell was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer in March 2014. Dr. Burnell has served in several nursing leadership positions with Scripps Mercy Hospital and other hospital systems in San Diego.
“Gus Valdespino and Lori Burnell are proven hospital leaders who have ably led the hospital through a time of unprecedented growth and change,” said Dr. Gregory L. Kay, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Valley Presbyterian Hospital is fortunate to have these two professionals leading us through the current business and clinical environment of health care.”
ABOUT VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
Valley Presbyterian Hospital (“VPH”) is an independent, nonprofit and nonsectarian hospital serving the medical needs of the San Fernando Valley community for almost 60 years. VPH has grown to become one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Valley region and continues to provide patient-centered care for a healthy community. The 350-bed facility offers advanced technology and a full range of medical services to improve and to save lives. For more information, visit www.valleypres.org.