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Medical Mondays

November 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2020

Bringing Quality to the Forefront of the Mission of Care

Rob Curry Headshot

Rob Curry, Chief Executive Officer, Emanate Health  
Monday, November 9 12:00 PM CST - 1:00 PM CST 

In healthcare, quality professionals strive to provide optimal care while improving the systems within which they work. Fundamental to their role is the pursuit of staff and patient safety, ensuring that any treatment, process, or protocol helps rather than harms. In this opening keynote presentation, attendees will hear from a Emanate CEO Rob Curry on the role quality plays in assuring effectiveness, efficiency, equity and access to medical systems and solutions, and how today’s quality community can meaningfully contribute to the essential mission of care. 

Rob is the Chief Executive Officer of Emanate Health. He joined Emanate Health in November 2008 after serving in the same capacity for five years at O'Connor Hospital in San Jose, Calif. Before coming to O'Connor Hospital, Rob was CEO of Thunderbird Medical Center, a 640-bed Banner Health System hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., for 13 years. During four of those years, he also served as CEO of Maryvale Samaritan Medical Center, a 340-bed community hospital that was an affiliate within the Banner Health System. Rob also has held executive positions with hospital systems in Youngstown, OH, and Pittsburgh, PA.

Rob was recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the 500 most influential community and business leaders reshaping Los Angeles County in 2019. He serves as the Board Chair for Private Essential Access Community Hospitals (PEACH) - a network of private, core safety net hospitals in California that care for a disproportionate share of low-income, medically vulnerable patients. Rob is currently a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He serves on the board of directors for the California Hospital Association and also serves as a member of its executive committee.

Rob previously served as a member on the board of the American Hospital Association, Region 9. 
He previously served as a member of the Southern California Hospital Council, and while in San Jose, he served as a board member and chair of the Northern California Hospital Association. Additionally, while in Phoenix, Rob served on the board of the Arizona Hospital Association. Throughout his career, Rob has been involved in numerous service organizations and community boards including: the American Heart Association, United Way, YMCA and Rotary International. Rob holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master's in Public Health Administration, both from the University of Pittsburgh.