David Entwistle

President & CEO, Stanford Health Care

David Entwistle is President and CEO of Stanford Health Care (SHC), the flagship adult health care system for Stanford Medicine. He is a recognized thought leader on artificial intelligence and digital health innovation, hospital quality improvement, and sustainability in health care. Among other achievements, Entwistle championed the development and implementation of an integrated strategic plan that aligns Stanford Health Care, the Stanford School of Medicine, and Stanford Medicine Children’s Health behind a common vision and strategic initiatives. He also spearheaded the completion of the new Stanford Hospital, which opened to patients in fall 2019, representing the culmination of more than a decade of planning and a critical component of Stanford Medicine’s COVID-19 response. SHC has achieved recognition for quality, safety, and excellence from Vizient, Leapfrog, U.S. News & World Report, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The health system has also been recognized for nursing excellence through the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet program and for innovation in health information technology, as a recipient of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s Davies Award of Excellence. Entwistle joined SHC in 2016 with extensive executive experience leading academic medical centers. He serves on the boards of Vizient and the California Hospital Association, and is a past board member of the American Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Teaching Hospitals and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.