Summit Talent Group Completes Search for Director Surgical Services Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego

August 2020 – Following a national search and selection process, we are pleased to announce the placement of Jose Gonzalez, Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, Director Surgical Services, effective August 10, 2020.

Nationally recognized for medical excellence, Rady Children’s is highly ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties surveyed by U.S. News & World Report and has achieved Magnet® designation. Reporting to the Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer, the Director provides leadership to the surgical services team. Jose’s role will be as a visible leader who actively champions quality outcomes & drives key dashboard metrics with a focus on high-level infections, block time utilization, turnover times, and first case start times. He will also provide direction for implementing OR standardization, clinical workflows, pre-op processes, and service line growth while fostering a culture of collaboration with physicians and nursing.

Prior to joining Rady Children’s, Jose was Director of Strategy and Network Development, Women and Children’s Health for the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health. Prior to UCSF Health he was the Service Line Director, Surgical Services at Stanford Children’s Health and had served in various positions over five years driving quality and clinical effectiveness.

Jose holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and a Master of Health Administration from the University of South Florida. He is also fluent in Spanish.

Summit Talent Group is a boutique executive search and leadership placement firm with a national practice in healthcare. For additional information please contact Seth Lee, President, Summit Talent Group,