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Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare Hires New Chief Operating Officer

Hospital news | Friday, February 24, 2017

Contact: Denise Bouillerce

Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare announced that Tracey Lewis Taylor has joined as the new Chief Operating Officer after an extensive nationwide search. She brings 17 years of experience in hospital leadership, clinical management and health care and life sciences consulting. Taylor was most recently Vice President of Operations at New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, New York.

"As we grow in the Tri-Valley area, we believe that Tracey will bring us exceptional insight and operating experience so we can continue to offer our community the highest care possible. She joins us from New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the leading academic systems in the country,” said Scott Gregerson, Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare President. “Tracey and her husband moved from Manhattan to sunny (and rainy) Pleasanton in late January. We could not be more pleased, and are excited about the many contributions she will make to our ValleyCare family."

In her role at New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, she was responsible for successful day-to-day operations, and provided strategic leadership direction and oversight to key clinical services hospital wide. These services included imaging, laboratory, rehabilitation, cardiac catheterization, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, oncology services, sleep services, and the bloodless medicine program.

Before joining NYP/Lawrence, Taylor held multiple positions at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital including leadership of key clinical service lines including cardiology and oncology services. Prior to her role at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, she served as director at Tenet Health System where she was responsible for the financial analysis of Tenet's business and revenue cycle operations. She has also held consulting positions in health and life sciences at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, and health care practice at Arthur Andersen, LLP early on in her career. Taylor holds a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University School of Public Health in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Sociology also from Emory.

According to Taylor, "This is an exciting position for me and a welcomed change to live on the West Coast. The academic community partnership with Stanford is a remarkable opportunity to provide the right level of health care in the most appropriate setting, allowing our patients and community members to receive the highest quality of health care where they live and work. My prior experience in growing and developing key service lines will help to support our clinical leadership as we enhance services to meet the needs of our communities. As part of Stanford Health Care, ValleyCare is positioned to further enhance health in the region by advancing the delivery of leading edge and highly coordinated care. I believe wholeheartedly in the vision of Stanford Health Care to heal humanity, through science and compassion, one patient at a time. In my first few days here, I've been impressed with the quality of our care providers, the passion they have for delivery of health care, and the commitment each has to our patients and to one other."