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Deanna Dudley

El Camino Health Welcomes New Chief Human Resources Officer

El Camino Health is pleased to welcome Deanna Dudley as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO). Her first day was Monday, September 11.

"Deanna's passion for empowering employees to be their best and history of leading large-scale operational, administrative, and change initiatives is valuable to our administrative team," said Dan Woods, CEO of El Camino Health. "Her range of experience in healthcare, higher education, and strong foundation in labor relations make her a solid fit for the enterprise."

As CHRO, Dudley will serve as a strategic business and tactical partner to El Camino Health's senior leadership team, and executive leader for the human resources team. Her areas of focus will include employee and labor relations, diversity and inclusion organizational development, education and training, talent management, benefits, compensation, recruitment and retention, and employee health and wellness.

"As a leader, I value diverse perspectives while bringing people together with a shared vision of delivering exceptional outcomes," said Dudley, "I look forward to working with employees, inspiring them to perform at their highest level, and continuing to build on El Camino Health's reputation for excellence."

Before joining El Camino Health, Dudley was Vice President of Human Resources- Northwest at Kaiser Permanente. Prior to working in healthcare, Dudley held several leadership roles with the University of California Office of the President. She is also a member of the California State Bar and has worked as an attorney focused on labor and employment issues.

Dudley has an MBA in General Management from St. Mary's College of California, a JD in Litigation from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, and a BA in Rhetoric and Legal Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She is also a graduate of the Kaiser Permanente Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School.


About El Camino Health

El Camino Health has served the communities of Santa Clara County for more than 60 years, with nationally recognized physicians and nurses at two not-for-profit acute care hospitals in Los Gatos and Mountain View, and primary care, multi-specialty care, and urgent care locations across the region. El Camino Health is dedicated to giving patients high-quality care utilizing the most advanced technology and research, delivering results first and respect always.

Aside from achieving outstanding patient outcomes, the hospitals have earned numerous awards for clinical excellence, including being named one of the World's Best Hospitals 2022 by Newsweek and becoming the San Francisco Bay Area's first Magnet hospital, earning four consecutive designations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence.

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