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California HealthCare Foundation board taps Sharp nurse executive


The California HealthCare Foundation elected Daniel Gross, RN, DNSc, executive vice president of hospital operations for Sharp HealthCare in the San Diego area, to a three-year term on the board of directors at the Oakland-based philanthropy.

“We are very excited to have Dan Gross join our board,” Mark D. Smith, MD, MBA, president and CEO of the foundation, said in a news release. “His deep expertise in how our delivery system works will add a unique perspective to addressing our state’s most pressing healthcare issues.”

Since 2006, Gross has had leadership responsibility for seven hospitals, a large home health program and two senior community centers, all in the San Diego area. He leads a freestanding women’s hospital, a non-state-operated behavioral health facility in California, a Level II trauma center, an active multi-organ transplant program and a robotic surgery program in San Diego County, among other responsibilities.

“CHCF’s mission to improve healthcare for all Californians is indeed a worthy and significant endeavor,” Gross said in the release. “While this undertaking has many challenges, I am honored to work alongside my fellow board members, who are an incredibly talented group of individuals dedicated to this important cause.”

Before taking on his most recent assignment for Sharp, Gross served in a variety of clinical and administrative positions, including senior vice president and CEO of the Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus in San Diego; vice president of clinical services; regional director of patient care services; and clinical nurse in medical, coronary and surgical ICUs.

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