Paul S. Viviano. Photo courtesy of UC San Diego Health System

The CEO of the UC San Diego Health System will become president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles beginning Aug. 24, the hospital announced Tuesday.

Paul S. Viviano is also associate vice chancellor of UC San Diego Health Sciences. He will replace Richard Cordova, who announced in December that he plans to retire from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

“I want to expand on CHLA’s significant contributions in all aspects of pediatric care,” Viviano said. “I look forward to working with the board as well as the faculty and staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to fulfill our mission and achieve our goals.”

Viviano was previously CEO and board chairman of Alliance HealthCare Services, and president/CEO of USC’s Keck Medical Center and Norris Cancer Hospital.

Cordova has been president/CEO of Children’s Hospital since 2006.

“It has been an incredible privilege to serve at the helm of the best children’s hospital in the nation, and I wish Paul Viviano well as he continues to build upon CHLA’s history of success as the preeminent pediatric medical facility in the state,” Cordova said.

— City News Service

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