President, UCLA Health; CEO, UCLA Hospital System; Associate Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences

UCLA Health

Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System and Associate Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences, is a nationally recognized academic healthcare leader. With more than 30 years of experience, she oversees all operations of UCLA’s hospitals and clinics and the health system’s regional outreach strategy. In her four years as a top leader of the UCLA Hospital System, Spisso has been instrumental in building a hospital system that employs 31,000 people and improves access to care. She has succeeded in bringing high-quality health care into communities around Southern California. UCLA Health’s more than 180 clinics around the region recorded more than 2.8 million outpatient visits last year and its hospitals reported more than 600,000 unique patient visits. Spisso is leading UCLA’s push to provide convenient access to care closer to people’s homes and focusing on providing the best possible patient experience.

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