David Entwistle is president and CEO of Stanford Health Care (SHC), where he has served since 2016. Among other achievements, Entwistle has championed the development and implementation of an integrated strategic plan that unites SHC, the Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford Children’s Health under a common vision to lead the biomedical revolution in Precision Health. He has also spearheaded the completion of the new Stanford Hospital, which opened to patients in fall 2019, representing the culmination of more than a decade of planning and a critical component to Stanford Medicine’s COVID-19 response.
Entwistle has extensive executive experience at leading academic medical centers. Previously, he served as CEO of the University of Utah Hospital & Clinics (UUHC) for nine years. UUHC is the only academic medical center in the Intermountain West region, with 1,100 board-certified physicians who staff four university hospitals, 10 community clinics and several specialty centers. While he was at UUHC, the organization earned a number of accolades, including a No. 1 national ranking by Vizient in its annual Quality and Accountability Study of U.S. academic medical centers. For his administrative contributions to UUHC and for his long-standing track record in quality achievement, Entwistle received the Modern Healthcare “Up and Comers Award” in 2008.
Prior to UUHC, Entwistle served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin, from 2002-2007. He was also the former vice president of professional services and joint venture operations at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California.
As a recognized health care thought leader, Entwistle is a board member of the American Hospital Association, the AAMC Council of Teaching Hospitals, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. He is the past chair of the Utah Hospital Association and was appointed by the governor of Utah to the state’s Medicaid Task Force.
He earned a bachelor's degree in health sciences from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in health services administration from Arizona State University. He also was awarded a postgraduate administrative fellowship at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.