Patrick Daniel, MHA

Daniel Patrick 

Chief Administrator for Facilities, Planning and Management

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Patrick Daniel joined UC San Diego Health in 2007 and is chief administrative officer for facilities, planning and management. He is responsible for space planning and project development for the two UC San Diego Health campuses (Hillcrest and La Jolla). He leads many departments, including Planning, Construction Projects, Biomedical Engineering and Facilities Engineering, Environmental Services, Environmental Health and Safety, Food and Nutrition Services, and Security. He oversees about 670 staff and managers.

Mr. Daniel is a hospital administrator with 29 years of experience and progressive accountability in managing non-clinical support departments, capital planning and project management. At UC San Diego Health, he created an in-house construction department that completed more than 65 projects within its first 12 months, and to date, over 250 projects with construction costs in excess of $30 million.

Mr. Daniel was involved in the transition planning, budgeting and asset management for Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, which opened in 2011. He was similarly involved in the planning of Jacobs Medical Center and chairs UC San Diego Health’s Space Committee and Capital Committee.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Mr. Daniel was district manager of facility services for Sodexho Corporation in Dallas, Texas. He previously worked for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in San Diego. For five years, he was an instructor for the graduate-level Health Sciences Program at the San Diego campus of University of Phoenix and served as chair of this program from 2002 to 2005.

He earned both his Master of Health Administration and his Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. He is certified as a health care facilities manager and a health care safety professional. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.