Paul S. Viviano
President and Chief Executive Officer
Paul S. Viviano is a health care leader and a prominent national voice and advocate for child health care. For more than three decades, he has led academic health care systems, nonprofit community health care organizations and for-profit health care services providers that have delivered excellence in clinical care, research and medical education.
Paul S. Viviano joined Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in late 2015 as President and Chief Executive Officer as well as a member of the Board of Directors and the Foundation Board of Trustees. Founded in 1901, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is the highest-ranked children’s hospital in California and is ranked fifth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. CHLA also operates one of the largest pediatric residency training programs in the country. The Saban Research Institute of CHLA is consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals for National Institutes of Health funding.
Prior to joining CHLA, Viviano served as the Chief Executive Officer of UC San Diego Health System and Associate Vice Chancellor of UC San Diego Health Sciences. There he oversaw the entire $1.7 billion UC San Diego health care enterprise, which included leading-edge medical care; training of medical students, residents and fellows, responsibility for the faculty practice plan and all patient care delivery.
Prior to his work at UCSD, Viviano served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Alliance HealthCare Services—a for-profit, publicly traded organization that serves as the nation’s largest provider of advanced outpatient diagnostic imaging services and a national leader in delivery of radiation oncology services.
Preceding his role at Alliance, Viviano served as President and Chief Executive Officer of University of Southern California University Hospital and USC/Norris Cancer Hospital. Additionally, 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.
As part of his efforts in support of child health care nationally, Viviano currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the California Children’s Hospital Association and as the Chair of the national Children’s Hospital Association CEO Advisory Council, two organizations committed to protecting and preserving acute and specialty health care for children. He also serves as a member of the Public Policy Committee for the national Children’s Hospital Association.
He is a member of the Board of Solutions for Patient Safety, the national consortium which sets clinical standards for the nation’s children’s hospitals.
In addition, he is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Loyola Marymount University, the Catholic Jesuit University in Los Angeles.
Paul has continually served as a Director for Alliance Healthcare Services and is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and the Chairman of the company’s Special Committee.
Viviano is a California native and earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as 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, CA.