Paul S. Viviano
President and Chief Executive Officer
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Paul S. Viviano is a health care leader and a prominent national children’s health advocate, with more than three decades of experience guiding health care organizations to deliver excellence in clinical care, research and education. Viviano joined Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as President and CEO in 2015 and serves as a member of the hospital’s Board of Directors and Foundation Board of Trustees.
Prior to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Viviano served as CEO of UC San
Diego Health System and Associate Vice Chancellor of UC San Diego
Health Sciences, institutions renowned for medical research and patient
care. Viviano previously served as President of USC University Hospital
and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, and President and Chief Operating Officer for the St. Joseph Health System. He also served nine years as Chair of the Board and CEO of Alliance HealthCare Services, the nation’s largest provider of outpatient diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology services and continues to serve on its Board of Directors.
As part of his efforts in support of child health care, Viviano is actively involved with several state and national organizations committed to protecting and preserving preventative, acute and specialty health care for children. He is the Immediate Past Board Chair of the California Children’s Hospital Association (CCHA) and continues to serve on the Association’s Board of Directors. He represents the CCHA on the California Hospital Association Board and also serves on the CHA Board Executive Committee.
Viviano also chairs the Public Policy Committee of the national Children’s Hospital Association and is a Board member of Solutions for Patient Safety, the national consortium that sets clinical standards for U.S. children’s hospitals.
Additionally, Viviano serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Loyola Marymount University.
Viviano is a California native who earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree in public administration‐public health at the University of California, Los Angeles. He and his wife Carole have two daughters and four grandchildren, and reside in Huntington Beach, Calif.