Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare officials announced Thursday that Cincinnati hospital executive Rick Shumway has been selected as the next president and CEO of the Tri-Valley health system.
Shumway, who will start work in Pleasanton on May 6, will become the second top executive to lead the local hospital system since ValleyCare merged with Stanford Health over three years ago. He fills the vacancy created when Scott Gregerson stepped down as president/CEO in January to spend more time with family.
"It is a true honor to join Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare, which has been a critical part of the Tri-Valley community for more than 50 years," Shumway said in a statement.
"I'm looking forward to building on its strong legacy of service and high-quality care," he added. "The opportunity to bring many of the world-class services for which Stanford Health Care is known to the Tri-Valley, while at the same time building and growing the organization's relationships in and commitment to the community, will be essential to fostering the key mission of providing best-in-class, community-focused health care."
Shumway comes to Stanford-ValleyCare from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was chief administrative officer of the flagship hospital and Level I Trauma Center for UC Health, the Cincinnati region's only academic health system.
Stanford Health officials praised Shumway as a results-driven health care executive with national prominence who "has delivered strong outcomes in many areas of hospital system strategy, operations and management."
"Rick's strengths fall into areas critical to Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare's future success: health system operations, financial management, physician-hospital alignment, change management, strategic and business planning, network development, quality and value management, and employee and patient experience," Stanford Health president/CEO David Entwistle said in a statement.
"He has demonstrated outstanding leadership at some of the nation's top health care organizations and will be an incredible addition to our Stanford Health Care network," Entwistle added.
Prior to his role in Cincinnati, Shumway worked as executive director at University of Utah Health Care. He also previously held administrative positions at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle and Utah Valley Hospital in Provo.
Shumway has presented at national conferences on value-based care, financial management and service-line growth, among other topics, and he was named a "Rising Star Under 40" by Becker's Hospital Review in 2016, according to Stanford Health officials.
He holds a bachelor's degree in public health from Brigham Young University and a master's degree in health services administration from the University of Washington.
"Rick will be a wonderful partner for us as we address the current challenges facing health care and build on our successes in delivering exceptional care to Tri-Valley residents well into the future," Entwistle said. "Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare is a valued and vital component of Stanford Health Care, and Rick's background, expertise and vision make him well equipped to lead the organization at this exciting time of change."
Stanford-ValleyCare includes general hospitals in Pleasanton and Livermore as well as other health care centers in those communities and Dublin.