Verity Health System Names Rich Adcock as CEO
9 January 2018 - - Los Angeles, California-based nonprofit healthcare system Verity Health has appointed Richard Adcock to chief executive officer of Verity Health System, a chain of six hospitals and a medical foundation serving patients and communities in Northern and Southern California, the company said.
Prior to joining Verity Health, Adcock served as executive vice president and chief innovation officer for Sanford Health. In this role, he was responsible for leading Sanford Health's growth and innovation, in addition to direct operational oversight of related entities Sanford Research, Sanford Health Plan, Sanford Foundation, Sanford Frontiers, Profile by Sanford, and Sanford World Clinic.
He began his tenure at Sanford in 2004, serving in various positions including director, vice president and executive vice president for Sanford Clinic, and president of Sanford Frontiers.
Earlier, he was director of engineering and a Six Sigma Master Black Belt for GE Medical Systems. He began his career in the medical field as co-owner and vice president of research and development at Micro Medical Systems.
Verity Health System employs more than 6,000 staff statewide. The hospitals include 1,650 inpatient beds, six active emergency rooms, a trauma center, and a host of medical specialties including tertiary and quaternary care.
Verity's two Southern California hospitals are St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood and St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles. In Northern California, O'Connor Hospital in San Jose, St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy, Seton Medical Center in Daly City, and Seton Coastside in Moss Beach are part of Verity Health.
Verity Health also includes Verity Physician Network and Verity Medical Foundation, encompassing hundreds of physicians across a variety of practice models, independent practice associations, ambulatory surgery centers and urgent care centers.
Since its creation in December 2015, Verity Health System has worked to revitalize its hospitals in Northern and Southern California and ensure financial sustainability in order to care for patients for generations to come including the underserved.