Patty White, president and CEO of Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is retiring after 35 years of service, including many years as a nurse and an administrator. She first served as a trained cardiovascular nurse at the bedside of patients before advancing to management positions as chief operating officer, chief nursing executive and vice president of operations at St. Joseph’s. In 2009, she became president of Chandler Regional Medical Center, where she served for three years before being named president of St. Joseph’s. Since 2012, she has led a team of 5,000 medical professionals, support staff and volunteers.
St. Joseph’s Foundation and Barrow Neurological Foundation hosted a farewell party at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort to pay tribute to White. The June event was attended by members of the St. Joseph’s and Barrow boards as well as other community well-wishers.
PHOTOS COURTESY ST. JOSEPH’S FOUNDATION