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Erik Wexler

Chief Executive, Providence St. Joseph Health - Southern California

THE LATEST: Providence St. Joseph Health in March struck a jointventure agreement with Cedars-Sinai to own and operate Providence Tarzana Medical Center, which will be renamed the Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center. The hospital is undergoing an extensive renovation, which will be complete by 2022.

BACKGROUND: Wexler joined Providence Health & Services in 2016, shortly before it partnered with St. Joseph Health to become Providence St. Joseph Health. He oversees the Southern California region with 13 hospitals; nearly 100 clinics; 35,000 employees; and nearly 5,200 physicians. Across the Southern California region, Providence’s operations generate about $7.5 billion in net revenue. Wexler previously served as chief executive of Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s northeast region. He has also had stints with Vanguard Health Systems Inc. and LifeBridge Health Inc.

WORTH NOTING: Providence St. Joseph traces its roots back to 1859 when a group of Sisters of Providence nuns founded a charity to establish hospitals, orphanages and schools in the Pacific Northwest.

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