Paul Viviano, M.P.H. ’76
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles President and CEO Paul Viviano was honored by the Partners in Care Foundation with its prestigious “Vision & Excellence in Healthcare Leadership” award.. He was the 21st recipient of this annual award, presented at the Foundation’s Annual tribute dinner, June 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
According to June Simmons, Partners’ president and CEO, “Paul Viviano’s career and work with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles exemplifies both vision and leadership. He has applied wonderful imagination, experience and talent while simultaneously serving as a tenacious agent of change. California’s children and its families are fortunate that Paul’s commitment is focused on helping them get through the trying times so many face.”
Viviano is recognized as both a major health care leader and prominent advocate of child health. For over three decades, he has directed academic, nonprofit, and for-profit health care organizations delivering excellence in clinical care. Viviano joined Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as President and CEO in 2015 and serves as a member of its board of directors and board of trustees.
Prior roles for Viviano include CEO and Associate Vice Chancellor of the UC San Diego Health System, President and CEO of USC University Hospital and USC/Norris Cancer Hospital, various CEO roles within the St. Joseph Health System, and Chairman of the Board and CEO of Alliance HealthCare Services.
An advocate of child health, Viviano serves as board chair for California Children’s Hospital Association and as co-chair of the national Children’s Hospital Association CEO Advisory Council, organizations protecting acute and specialty health care for children. A member of the Public Policy Committee for the national Children’s Hospital Association, Viviano also serves as Board Chair of the Trustees of Loyola Marymount University and is on UCLA’s Health Policy Management Alumni Association Board. He is a trusted executive and mentor for legions of other health care leaders.