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

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UCLA Medical Center recentlyannounced that Amir Dan Rubin has accepted theposition of chief operating officer at UCLA Medical Center and Hospital Systemafter an extensive national search. While his appointment will begin formallyon Oct. 10, Rubin has already started his transition into this key leadershiprole.

Rubinmost recently served as chief operating officer forthe Stony Brook University Hospital in New York.

"Mr. Rubin comes to us withextensive management experience in academic medical centers and we areexcited that he has accepted the opportunity to bring his dedication to healthcare service to this demanding position," said Dr. David L. Callender,associate vice chancellor and CEO, UCLA MedicalCenter and Hospital System. "I am confident he will bring great visionand leadership to our hospital system. While in theCOO role at Stony Brook, Amirwas instrumental in developing and implementing plans for significant growth,new hospital facilities, and operational and financial improvements. He alsoled multi-disciplinary quality initiatives aimed at improving patient servicesand clinical outcomes."

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

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

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

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

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

UCLAMedical Center also has been ranked as the best hospital in the Western UnitedStates for the 16th consecutive year, according to a U.S. News & WorldReport survey that reviewed patient outcomes data, reputation among physiciansand other care-related factors.

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

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