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Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare Appoints Richard Shumway to the Position of President and CEO

Hospital news | Friday, February 22, 2019

Contact: Denise Bouillerce

STANFORD, CALIF. – Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare today announced the appointment of Richard Shumway to the position of president and CEO. A nationally recognized, results-driven health care executive, Shumway has delivered strong outcomes in many areas of hospital system strategy, operations, and management. He will join Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare on May 6.

"Rick's strengths fall into areas critical to Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare's future success: health system operations, financial management, physician-hospital alignment, change management, strategic and business planning, network development, quality and value management, and employee and patient experience," said Stanford Health Care President and CEO David Entwistle. "He has demonstrated outstanding leadership at some of the nation's top health care organizations and will be an incredible addition to our Stanford Health Care network."

Shumway joins Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare from University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was chief administrative officer of the flagship hospital and Level I Trauma Center for UC Health, the Cincinnati region's only academic health system.

"It is a true honor to join Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare, which has been a critical part of the TriValley community for more than 50 years," said Shumway. "I'm looking forward to building on its strong legacy of service and high-quality care. The opportunity to bring many of the world-class services for which Stanford Health Care is known to the Tri-Valley, while at the same time building and growing the organization's relationships in and commitment to the community, will be essential to fostering the key mission of providing best-in-class, community-focused health care."

Prior to his role at UC Medical Center, Shumway was executive director at University of Utah Health Care, comprised of four hospitals, 12 community-based clinics, 1,200 board-certified physicians, and 19 affiliate regional partners, which was ranked number one for quality and accountability by Vizient in 2016. He also held administrative positions at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, and Utah Valley Hospital in Provo.

"Rick will be a wonderful partner for us as we address the current challenges facing health care and build on our successes in delivering exceptional care to Tri-Valley residents well into the future," said Entwistle. "Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare is a valued and vital component of Stanford Health Care, and Rick's background, expertise, and vision make him well equipped to lead the organization at this exciting time of change."

Rick holds a bachelor of science in public health from Brigham Young University and a master of health services administration from the University of Washington. He has presented at national conferences on value-based care, financial management, and service-line growth, among other topics. In 2016, he was named a "Rising Star Under 40" by Becker's Hospital Review.


About Stanford Health Care

Stanford Health Care seeks to heal humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time, through its commitment to care, education, and discovery. Stanford Health Care delivers clinical innovation across its inpatient services, specialty health centers, physician offices, virtual care offerings and health plan programs.

Stanford Health Care is part of Stanford Medicine, a leading academic health system that includes the Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Stanford Medicine is renowned for breakthroughs in treating cancer, heart disease, brain disorders, and surgical and medical conditions. For more information, visit

About Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare

In 2015, ValleyCare and Stanford Health Care partnered to become Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare. Through highly skilled physicians, nurses and staff, and state-of-the art technology, Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare offers a wide range of health care services at its Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin medical facilities. More information can be found at