MarinHealth announced today that it has selected David G. Klein, MD, as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective September 1, 2020. Dr. Klein will succeed MarinHealth’s current CEO, Lee Domanico, who is retiring September 30. Mr. Domanico will move into an advisory role for the month of September to ensure a smooth transition.
A resident of Marin, Dr. Klein has stated that his highest priorities for MarinHealth are maintaining safety, excellent outcomes, and creating an outstanding patient-centric experience.
Dr. Klein comes to MarinHealth after serving as President and CEO of Dignity Health’s Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. Saint Francis Memorial Hospital is a community based, non-profit, 294 bed acute care hospital while St Mary’s Medical Center is a 275 bed acute care hospital. Both are part of the Dignity Health system.
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“David Klein is an outstanding selection to take the mantle and lead MarinHealth to new levels of success,” said Lee Domanico, Chief Executive Officer, MarinHealth. “Based on his prior experience as both a healthcare executive and practicing surgeon, David is well equipped to face the challenges within todays healthcare industry. As a resident of Marin, he will have the best interests of the community in mind. I am pleased with the choice made by the MarinHealth Medical CenterBoard of Directors for David to build upon the momentum we’ve established these past 10 years.”
In addition to his new role as CEO at MarinHealth, Dr. Klein currently serves as the Chair of the San Francisco Section of the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California and is a member of the San Francisco Marin Medical Society. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Saint Francis Foundation and the Board of the Hacienda Surgery Center and serves as an ex-officio member of the St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors.
While serving as President and CEO of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center, Klein worked to foster a culture of clinical excellence and accountability. Dr. Klein developed and grew talent, ensuring a highly functional team with responsible leadership. He also led succession planning, drove culture, maintained labor relationships, led strategic growth through implementing new business strategies and built outstanding physician and external partnerships.
Before Dignity Health, Dr. Klein was Chief Operating Officer and then President of the 574-bed Baylor Scott & White Health All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. There, he introduced key strategic growth initiatives and highly innovative programs. As a result, the hospital received numerous accolades for service line excellence and overall hospital quality, including top hospital rankings from U.S. News and World Report.