Patty White, FACHE

Former CEO / Consultant

St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center / Dignity Health

Patty White is the immediate past president/CEO of Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, a 600-bed, not-for-profit hospital that is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. St. Joseph’s is one of the largest hospitals within Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems. Under Ms. White’s leadership, St. Joseph’s consistently received local and national awards for quality and patient safety, and it continues to be a leading center for neurosciences, transplant services and cancer treatment. Ms. White had been a leader in the Dignity Health Arizona service area for more than 30 years. She began her career at St. Joseph’s as a cardiovascular nurse, eventually serving as COO, CNO and vice president of operations. Ms. White was also president of Chandler Regional Medical Center, another Dignity Health hospital. She is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.


CEO Panel on Successful and Unsuccessful Margin Improvement Approaches (CEO-Only Session)

Presented by Kevin Cook, FACHE, Patty White, FACHE, Todd Smith at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, March 24th.

This scheduled 2020 ACHE Congress session resulted in 318 registered attendees, a response that reinforces the urgency to increase operating margins as one of the top three strategic mandates of any U.S. CEO for the last three or more years. New methods have been tried. Old methods have been retried. Mergers have promised to solve…