Richard Adcock

Richard Adcock

Verity Health System, a nonprofit agency that governs St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, has named Richard Adcock as its chief executive.

The Redwood City-based health care system, which oversees six hospitals in California that include St. Vincent and St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, announced the promotion Thursday.

“Rich brings expert-level leadership and unrivaled experience acquired from some of the most impressive and competitive medical institutions in the world,” said Los Angeles billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, No. 1 on the Business Journal’s 2017 list of Wealthiest Angelenos and founder and head of NantWorks LLC, which acquired a majority stake in the company that manages the hospital chain in July for an undisclosed sum, in a statement.

Before joining Verity Health, Adcock was executive vice president and chief innovation officer for Sanford Health, a position he held since 2004. His resume also included stints at GE Medical Systems and Micro Medical Systems.

He will soon be based at a new Verity Health headquarters currently being set up in El Segundo, according to a NantWorks employee in Culver City answering a phone line for Verity.

Health business reporter Dana Bartholomew can be reached at dbartholomew@labusinessjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter @_DanaBart.