South Tempe resident Patty White has been named the new president and chief executive officer of Chandler Regional Medical Center, a member of Catholic Healthcare West.
She will begin transitioning from her role as chief operating officer at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center immediately and assume the role full-time Nov. 30.
White began her tenure at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center more than 25 years ago, rising through the ranks of administrative leadership, including service as both chief nursing executive and vice president of operations.
For the past several years, she has been the hospital’s chief operating officer responsible for overseeing hospital operations including nursing, quality management, physician relations, ancillary services, support services and clinical education.
“Patty’s grace, credibility and accountability have made her an invaluable member of St. Joseph’s executive council,” said Linda Hunt, CHW Arizona service area president and president of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.
“She has the clinical expertise to determine what is in the best interest of the patient, and to work with hospital staff to provide that in an effective and efficient way. Patty also provides a great business sense, helping us generate financial results that have been reinvested into improving services and expanding access to healthcare.”
White received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Central Missouri State University and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Arizona.
She is the current Chair of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association’s Leadership Institute Board, a past member of the Quality Committee for CHW’s Board of Directors, and a member of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Board.
She was recently appointed to the Audit Committee of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International.