VP, Government Relations
Executive Board Officer, San Francisco Vice Chair
L. Wade Rose is vice president of external and government relations for Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West), the largest hospital provider in California and the western U.S. The Dignity Health network of 40 hospitals, more than 10,000 physicians and approximately 60,000 employees serve a population spanning 22 million people across California, Arizona and Nevada. Rose is responsible for developing strategic leadership relations between Dignity Health and key external organizations and individuals. Rose focuses on coordinating strategic goals and objectives with governmental initiatives at the federal, state and local levels and linking Dignity Health to significant private organizations and individuals within communities. Rose serves on the boards of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, SPUR and the Museum of the African Diaspora and is a member of the board of the California Alliance of Catholic Health Care. He also serves as the Dignity Health representative to the Bay Area Council, San Francisco Committee on Jobs and the Washington, D.C.-based Partnership for Quality Care. Preceding his involvement with Dignity Health, he served on the staffs of California governors Jerry Brown and George Deukmejian and was responsible for community affairs and development at the UC Irvine and USC schools of medicine.