Children’s Hospital Los Angeles President and CEO Paul S. Viviano Awarded Leadership in Healthcare Award by National Medical Fellowships

Viviano to be honored at 2016 Los Angeles Champions of Health Awards
dinner on June 16

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In recognition of his outstanding track record in healthcare management
across Southern California, Paul S. Viviano, president and CEO of
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), has been awarded the National
Medical Fellowships (NMF) Los Angeles Champions of Health Leadership

“Mr. Viviano was selected for his commitment to positively impact
healthcare, with his distinguished leadership positions spanning three
decades, as president of CHLA and in particular as former CEO of USC
University Hospital,” says NMF President and CEO Esther R. Dyer, MLS,
DLS. “He is a role model for our many young scholars who aspire to
follow in his footsteps to ensure excellence in healthcare delivery.”

“This is an honor that truly embodies the work Paul carries out every
day at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,” says Lynda Boone Fetter, CHLA
Board co-chair. “As the head of our hospital, he takes seriously his
charge to care for our patients, to set an example for our staff and to
guide CHLA along the path of responsible, conscientious and skillful

Prior to joining CHLA in 2015, Viviano served as CEO of the UC San Diego
Health System and associate vice chancellor of UC San Diego Health
Sciences; as chairman and CEO of Alliance HealthCare Services; as
president and CEO of USC University Hospital and USC/Norris Cancer
Hospital, a private research and teaching hospital that is a designated
comprehensive cancer center with more than 200 basic scientists,
physicians and faculty members. Viviano held various hospital and
regional chief executive positions within the St. Joseph Health System
in Orange, California, including Health System president and chief
operating officer. He’s also served as president and CEO of Long Beach
Community Hospital and CEO of Los Alamitos Medical Center.

Founded in 1946, NMF’s mission is to eliminate healthcare disparities in
underserved communities by increasing the number of culturally sensitive
physicians who choose to practice in those communities. For 70 years,
NMF has distributed scholarships and awards to more than 30,000 minority
medical students who have gone on to become leaders in all areas of
medicine, as well as in research, education, government, business and
philanthropy. The Los Angeles Champions of Health Awards, NMF’s annual
fundraiser, salutes outstanding individuals and organizations that
exemplify the NMF mission.

In addition to his duties at CHLA, Viviano serves as a board member of
various community and health care organizations. He is a member of the
Board of Directors of the Hospital Association of Southern California
(HASC), and serves as the chair of HASC’s Los Angeles Central Area.
Viviano also serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees at Loyola
Marymount University. He is the previous chair of the Hospital
Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties and a member of the
executive committee of the California Hospital Association.

A California native, Viviano earned his master’s degree in public
administration and public health from UCLA, and his bachelor’s degree
from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He and his wife Carole
have two daughters and three grandchildren.

The Champions of Health Awards takes place on June 16th at
Town & Gown of the University of Southern California, and will bring
together distinguished physicians, healthcare industry leaders,
hospitals and corporations along with the deans and diversity officers
of Los Angeles medical schools, and the Los Angeles philanthropy
community. For tickets and more details, please contact Elisha
Silvera at 212-483-8880 x311 or

About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been named the best children’s
hospital in California and among the top 10 in the nation for clinical
excellence with its selection to the prestigious U.S. News & World
Report Honor Roll. Children’s Hospital is home to The Saban Research
Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research
facilities in the United States. Children’s Hospital is also one of
America’s premier teaching hospitals through its affiliation since 1932
with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern

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About National Medical Fellowships

NMF seeks to increase the pipeline of physicians and health
professionals who have the knowledge, cultural competency and commitment
to provide quality healthcare for all members of our diverse society.
NMF achieves this by providing scholarships, awards and service-learning
opportunities to aspiring physicians and health professionals. In 2016
NMF received a 4 Star Charity rating with Charity Navigator for 4
consecutive years (This is the highest rating possible and only 9% of
their charities have been able to renew the designation for 4 years in a


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