Mountain View, Calif. – February 21, 2018 – El Camino Hospital announced the appointment of Bruce Harrison to the position of Silicon Valley Medical Development, LLC (SVMD) president. SVMD is an affiliate of El Camino Hospital and is the entity responsible for the growth, development, and operations of the outpatient clinics affiliated with El Camino Hospital.
The president of SVMD will provide leadership and strategic direction for the physician alignment strategy for El Camino Hospital. Mr. Harrison will be responsible for integrating physician practices and clinical services within SVMD. He will oversee physician recruitment, quality, and patient satisfaction across primary care and specialty practices, coordinate care between inpatient and outpatient settings, and develop and implement strategic business plans. As a senior member of the El Camino Hospital executive management team, the SVMD president is a key contributor in the development, implementation, and management of long-range strategic plans that support El Camino Hospital’s mission.
“Bruce has a long history with leading medical groups, clinically integrated networks, and physician organizations and aligning them with the mission of not-for-profit hospitals,” said Dan Woods, El Camino Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “We are looking forward to having him join our leadership team as we continue to grow and evolve the care we provide to our communities with a focus in improving access to care.”
Mr. Harrison has more than 20 years of experience establishing, leading, and operating multi-specialty medical groups. He has served as senior vice president of strategy and operations at Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group. Mr. Harrison worked on relationships between payers, providers groups, health systems, and data analytics to help make the health system work better for everyone. For six years, he concurrently served as vice president of network development at Stanford Health Care and as chief administrative officer of University HealthCare Alliance. His previous experience includes executive leadership roles at WellStar Health System, Saint Agnes Healthcare, and Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation.
“I understand the impact physicians can have on the health of the community when they collaborate with an integrated health system. Their level of care and access to services can be amplified when everyone is working together,” said Mr. Harrison in accepting the role. “I look forward to working with the leadership team and an organization with a strong history and tradition of providing high quality care with a personal touch.”