According to the announcement from Stanford Hospital & Clinics:
Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC) announced today that its board of directors has appointed Amir Dan Rubin as president and chief executive officer, effective January 3, 2011. Currently chief operating officer at the UCLA Health System in Los Angeles, California, Rubin will succeed Martha Marsh, who retired from Stanford Hospital as CEO in September 2010 after serving for eight years.
Philip Pizzo, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, is quoted in the release:
"We are at one of the most challenging and exciting times in science, medicine and healthcare," said Philip Pizzo, MD, dean of the Stanford School of Medicine. "Amir Rubin is unique among hospital leaders in possessing superb knowledge and skills that are focused on improving healthcare in a manner that puts patients and families first and foremost," Pizzo said. "He is a highly respected, accomplished and incredibly collaborative hospital executive."