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Pete Delgado

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Pete Delgado

Chief Executive Officer
Los Angeles County- University of Southern California
health policy, emergency room use, health services management, hospitals, uninsured, health reform


Pete Delgado is currently the Chief Executive Officer for the Los Angeles County- University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Healthcare Network. He is responsible for directing the leadership and operations of all health service programs for LAC-USC
Healthcare Network including the Medical center, the tertiary care hub of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and the primary teaching facility of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. As a seasoned healthcare executive, Mr. Delgado has served in various leadership positions throughout his career; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Christus Santa
Rosa, a five Hospital Catholic Healthcare system; Chief Executive Officer for Valley
Regional Medical Center (Columbia), a for profit Hospital; Chief Executive Officer for
Kaiser Health Plan Hospitals in Northern California, managing 160,000 Kaiser Permanente members thru a network of two Kaiser Permanente Hospitals and 250 physicians. Mr. Delgado received his Master of Science in Hospital Administration from Texas Women's University, Houston, Texas and his Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from University of Houston / CLC. Houston, Texas. He has also participated in two senior executive programs at Stanford University and Harvard University respectively.

Los Angeles  --
United States
Office Phone: 
(323) 226-2800


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