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Wednesday, Apr 24, 2024

Hospital Executive of the Year HONOREE: Debra Fields

Debra Fields
Executive Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer
City of Hope

As executive vice president and chief transformation officer, Debra Fields’ unique role brings together several administrative system functions and capabilities all aimed at creating the environment to enable City of Hope’s vision to transform the healthcare landscape for cancer patients. She leads human resources and talent stewardship, diversity, equity and inclusion, culture, internal and external engagement and communications, marketing, enterprise program management and strategic initiatives navigation, organization effectiveness and change, and legal and compliance. 

Over the past five years, with her leadership, City of Hope has built the foundation for a unique blend of academic and community cancer care; enabling patients to get care in over 30 community practice sites, connecting excellent community oncologists who see many patients with many cancers, to subspecialist experts in Duarte to help ensure all patients are getting the right diagnosis, and right care, at the right time and in the right place.  

With Fields’ stewardship, City of Hope has launched AccessHope, a unique direct to employer program, and is the first cancer center in the country to open a second academic campus, in Orange County, to bring subspecialty, complex cancer care and clinical trials closer to home in a community where 20% of patients currently leave the area to receive advanced care. With the acquisition of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, in Feb 2022, Fields is leading the integration, and organization design as City of Hope becomes a national cancer care and research system, with a focus on bringing the best care and science to patients across geographies.  


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