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Michael Korpiel, DHA, FACHE

Vice President, Hope Cooperative President of Mercy San Juan Hospital, Dignity Health

Michael Korpiel has more than 33 years of health care leadership experience in large academic and private not-for-profit, faith-based health systems. Michael is an accomplished strategist who understands trends and adapts to market shifts to position organizations for sustained growth in the ever changing health care industry. He is a highly skilled communicator who engages physicians in leadership roles to drive quality and patient satisfaction. And he creates a learning culture to achieve higher levels of motivation, commitment and morality. Currently, Michael is the President of the Sacramento Market for Dignity Health, overseeing the strategic development of the six Dignity facilities in Sacramento, and President/CEO of Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center, where over the past five years he has significantly reduced length of stay by collaborating with care management and physician staff; improved patient experience scores to the highest levels in years; and with his team, is driving increased volumes and top tier quality and safety, and lead Mercy San Juan through the COVID pandemic. Prior to joining Dignity Health, Michael served as president/chief operating officer for three hospitals in Alabama. Michael started his career at Parkland Health and Hospital System, the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX before moving to the University of Mississippi Medical Center as the Chief Operating Officer. Michael holds a doctorate of health administration from the University of Mississippi. He received his master of science degree in health care administration from Texas Woman’s University in Dallas and his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Michael is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He serves as a board member for HOPE Cooperative (Transforming Lives, Cultivating success) in Sacramento, a board member for Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, a board member for the Mercy Foundation of Sacramento, and a board member for the Roseville Chamber of Commerce. Michael is married to Debbie for 37 years and has two children and three grandchildren.