UCLA Medical Center and Hospital System Names Amir Dan Rubin as New Chief Operating Officer

UCLA Medical Center recently announced that Amir Dan Rubin has accepted the position of chief operating officer at UCLA Medical Center and Hospital System after an extensive national search. While his appointment will begin formally on Oct. 10, Rubin has already started his transition into this key leadership role.

Rubin most recently served as chief operating officer for the Stony Brook University Hospital in New York.

"Mr. Rubin comes to us with extensive management experience in academic medical centers and we are excited that he has accepted the opportunity to bring his dedication to health care service to this demanding position," said Dr. David L. Callender, associate vice chancellor and CEO, UCLA Medical Center and Hospital System. "I am confident he will bring great vision and leadership to our hospital system. While in the COO role at Stony Brook, Amir was instrumental in developing and implementing plans for significant growth, new hospital facilities, and operational and financial improvements. He also led multi-disciplinary quality initiatives aimed at improving patient services and clinical outcomes."

Before assuming his former role as chief operating officer of Stony Brook University Hospital, Rubin served in a leadership capacity at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas, where he was part of a financial turnaround marked by significant quality and process improvements.

"I look forward to joining an incredible group of leading physicians, nurses, clinicians and support staff to help fulfill UCLA's mission of outstanding patient care, research and education," Rubin said.

Rubin earned his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and his master's degrees in business administration and health service administration from the University of Michigan.

The 1,076-bed UCLA Hospital System consists of UCLA Medical Center, the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA and the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center.

UCLA Medical Center is a nonprofit, self-supporting 669-bed hospital providing patient care in all medical specialties. It is the primary teaching hospital for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

UCLA Medical Center also has been ranked as the best hospital in the Western United States for the 16th consecutive year, according to a U.S. News & World Report survey that reviewed patient outcomes data, reputation among physicians and other care-related factors.

For information, call (800) UCLA-MD1 or visit http://www.healthcare.ucla.edu/.

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