Children’s Hospital Los Angeles announced today that its president and CEO is retiring, and a national search will be conducted to find a successor.
Richard D. Cordova joined CHLA on April 25, 2005, as president and chief operating officer and assumed the role of president, CEO and member of the CHLA Board of Trustees one year later.
Cordova said he was “grateful to have spent the last 10 years of my career with an organization that is committed to its mission of creating hope and building healthier futures for children.”
“Being able to make such a significant impact treating nearly 107,000 children every year for critical illnesses and life-threatening injuries, researching the next generation of cures to resolve their health issues and training the next generation of medical providers has been incredibly gratifying,” he said.
Cordova is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and currently chair-elect for the organization. The Cal State Los Angeles and Pepperdine University graduate is also a founding member and first chair of the National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives.
Cordova has worked for several well-known health care providers in California, including Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals. His resume also reflects executive and administrative roles at San Francisco General Hospital, the San Francisco Public Health Authority, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, County-USC Medical Center and Olive View Medical Center.