New Chief Executive named for Providence Southwest Service Area

Submitted by Providence

Following a national search, Darin Goss has been selected as chief executive for the Providence Health and Services Southwest service area, which includes Providence St. Peter Hospital, Providence Centralia Hospital and the Providence Medical Group. Darin will begin in his new role on Aug. 3.

Darin Goss. Photo courtesy; Providence

Darin is already a member of the Providence and St. Joseph family, and brings more than 20 years’ experience in health care operations to his new role. He has served as chief operating officer of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California for the past two years.

Prior to joining Providence, Darin worked for 18 years with the Mayo Clinic where he served in multiple roles leading a variety of high-value care improvement projects that reduced patient length-of-stay, improved hospital discharge times, ensured strong quality rankings, and improved both patient and staff satisfaction.

In Darin’s words, “Quality, patient satisfaction and physician/caregiver satisfaction are key to our long-term success. I look forward to being part of a team of leaders, physicians, caregivers and volunteers whose hard work and dedication is demonstrated by the Magnet designation at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Pathways designation at Providence Centralia Hospital, and national rankings for quality care, among so many other accolades. The hospitals and clinics in the SW service area have much to celebrate, and I am honored to serve as chief executive.”

Darin, his wife Gabrielle and two daughters share a love for the outdoors, are avid hikers, enjoy skiing and snowboarding, and look forward to exploring and calling the Pacific Northwest home.

We also want to take this opportunity to recognize Paul Wilkinson, who has served as interim chief executive for the past 6 months. His commitment to the Providence Mission and vision has been witnessed throughout this pandemic. His leadership has been thoughtful and solid, and we thank him for his service.

Please join us in welcoming Darin to his new role, and he and his family to Washington, and in thanking Paul as he heads into his second retirement.

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