September 28, 2020
West Hills, Calif. — West Hills Hospital & Medical Center has chosen Donald S. David, MD, DHA, as its new chief medical officer, effective Sept. 29, 2020.
In this role, David will oversee the facility’s Clinical Quality Agenda to elevate patient safety and quality, regulatory compliance, program development, and physician relations. As a member of the facility’s executive leadership team, David will also support service line development and promote alignment between the hospital administration and the medical staff.
Prior to joining the West Hills Hospital team, David, a board-certified gastroenterologist, provided care at City of Hope (COH), a Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California. During his tenure at COH, Don served in a variety of medical staff leadership roles and led the COH Patient Safety Team for more than a decade. David also served for three years as the chief medical officer (California) for Universal Health Services, supporting clinical initiatives in four hospitals in Southern California. Additionally, he spent 10 years as a field surveyor and technical advisor for The Joint Commission, providing guidance and best-practice insights to dozens of hospitals.
A California native, Don graduated summa cum laude in biology and economics from Occidental College before finishing as class valedictorian at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He spent the next five years at University of California, Los Angeles completing his residency in internal medicine and gastroenterology fellowship. In 2018, he earned a Doctor of Health Administration with honors at the University of Mississippi.
“Don brings a tremendous amount of expertise to his new role at West Hills Hospital,” said Mark Miller, the hospital’s president and CEO. “We’re thrilled that he has chosen to take the next steps in his stellar career here with us, and we’re proud to have him on our team.”