Amir Dan Rubin, after leading an array of highly recognized and
innovative efforts at Stanford Health Care, is leaving to assume a
new executive leadership role in the health care industry.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STANFORD, Calif. September 24, 2015 – Stanford Health Care
announced today that Amir Dan Rubin, president and chief executive
officer, will leave at the end of this year to join UnitedHealth Group
and its Optum organization as Executive Vice President.
Rubin became the President and CEO of Stanford Health Care in
January 2011. During his tenure, Stanford Health Care has achieved
many important milestones. This year, U.S. News & World
Report ranks Stanford Health Care the number one hospital in
California and in its Best Hospitals Honor Roll Top 15 in the nation.
National Research Corporation also ranks Stanford Health Care as the
most preferred hospital in its region, and Stanford Health Care has
achieved the best patient experience rankings in the Bay Area,
according to Medicare.
The new state-of-the-art Stanford Hospital is under construction and
scheduled to be completed in 2018. Additionally, Stanford Health Care
has expanded its reach into the surrounding communities by affiliating
with ValleyCare hospitals in the East Bay, opening the new Stanford
Cancer Center South Bay in San Jose, and continuing to grow its
outpatient network of care throughout the Bay Area. Stanford Health
Care continues to innovate in the provision of virtual care, including
providing video visits and an innovative patient portal. Moreover,
Stanford Health Care has developed employer on-site clinics and new
accountable care and health benefits offerings to support the
provision of high value care.
Thanks to many generous donors, Stanford Health Care has expanded
access to its Level 1 Trauma Center and Emergency Department,
supported its affiliated research and teaching programs, and has
advanced construction of the new Stanford Hospital.
In announcing his decision, Rubin stated, “I wish to share my
heartfelt appreciation for the honor of having served Stanford Health
Care as President and CEO. It has been the privilege of a lifetime to
work with such spectacular people dedicated to healing humanity,
through science and compassion, one patient at a time. Words cannot
express how incredible it has been to engage with colleagues and
supporters who these past years have received Nobel prizes, achieved
nursing Magnet status, and won numerous accolades.”
“Stanford Health Care, with the contributions of the Stanford School
of Medicine, has raised the bar for innovative, patient-centered care
not only in California, but the nation,” said John Levin, chair of
Stanford Health Care’s board of directors. “We are greatly
appreciative of Amir’s five years of energetic and passionate
commitment to Stanford Medicine.”
Rubin will be joining the nation’s leading benefits and health
services organization, UnitedHealth Group and its Optum organization,
as Executive Vice President. “In my new role, I look forward to
helping improve health and make the broader health care system work
better for everyone in this nation and around the world,” said Rubin.
The Board of Directors announced that it has appointed a transition
committee to begin the search for a new leader and to work with the
outstanding management team at Stanford Health Care to support a