Patty Maysent, MPH, MBA

Patty Maysent, MPH, MBA 

Chief Executive Officer, UC San Diego Health

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Patty Maysent is the chief executive officer for UC San Diego Health, which she joined in June 2012 as chief of staff and then became chief strategy officer in 2013. Maysent brings more than 25 years of executive experience in hospital and health services management to these positions, including having served as CEO of St. Jude Medical Center.

Maysent is responsible for the performance and operations of UC San Diego Health, which employs more than 7,500 team members and has an operating budget in excess of $1.7 billion. Maysent will also continue to move the region's only academic medical center forward in its tripartite mission of delivering outstanding patient care, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching.

Maysent is the principal architect of UC San Diego Health's strategic plan, which concentrates on four main areas: clinical excellence, patient experience, performance management and growth.  Additionally, she has managed the development of the clinical programs councils and related specific clinical program strategic plans.

Throughout her time at UC San Diego Health, Maysent has been instrumental in improving the delivery of care by developing significant collaborations that have increased access to UC San Diego Health's services. Among them are new programs and strategic partnerships with Rady Children's Hospital and Scripps Health; an affiliation agreement with El Centro Regional Medical Center and Tri-City Healthcare District; clinical affiliations with Temecula Valley Hospital and Eisenhower Medical Center; and a joint venture with home health care provider AccentCare.

In addition, Maysent has expanded the UC San Diego Health Physician Network, a collective of regional health care providers including UC San Diego Health and faculty physicians, community hospitals, medical groups and physicians based in San Diego, Riverside and Imperial Counties. Members of the physician network become part of a clinical integration network that collaborates on developing shared systems, infrastructure, care pathways and quality initiatives to provide high-value health care to patients, employers and health plans.

Maysent's extensive experience in community partnerships also resulted in UC San Diego Health partnering with high profile organizations, such as the San Diego Padres, the former San Diego Chargers and United States Olympic Committee. These collaborative efforts have allowed UC San Diego Health to expand services within the community and provide medical care to some of the world's greatest athletes. 

Maysent is also credited with achieving financial change by creating a culture of operational accountability, excellence and efficiency at UC San Diego Health. As CEO, she will continue to drive forward-thinking results and position UC San Diego Health for the future – clinically, academically and financially. 

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Maysent served in several executive roles, including the aforementioned position as CEO of St. Jude Medical Center where she negotiated and built the St. Jude Medical Practice Foundation, which was a novel physician integration concept at the time. She also served as a consultant for University of Southern California's Keck Medical Center and Alliance Healthcare Services, a leading provider of advanced outpatient diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology services.

Maysent holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in human biology from Stanford University, and master's degrees in business administration and public health from University of California, Los Angeles. She serves on the board and executive committee of the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito. 

An advocate of healthy living and exercise, she is an avid swimmer, paddler and surfer. As a senior in high school, she was the national champion in the 200 breaststroke in 1979, and a bronze medalist in the Pan American games. At Stanford, she was a four-year All-American and team captain of Stanford's NCAA National Championship Swim Team in 1983.