Health & Medicine

Dignity Health names new exec for Sacramento area

Laurie Harting, with more than 30 years in the health care industry, has been appointed senior vice president of operations for the greater Sacramento region of Dignity Health.

She assumes her new duties July 14.

Dignity Health’s regional service area includes Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Woodland Memorial Hospital and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley. Collectively, more than 7,000 employees work at those facilities.

Harting, who started her career with a nursing degree, currently serves as senior vice president of operations for Dignity Health’s Southern California west service area. Prior to that, she held varied management positions, including hospital operations, program development, strategic planning and joint ventures for ambulatory centers.

San Francisco-based Dignity Health bills itself as the sixth-largest health system in the nation, with a 21-state network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 55,000 employees and more than 380 care centers.