Cynthia Barginere

Senior Vice President and President of Adult Services, UCSF Health
University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Barginere is responsible for overseeing all adult inpatient programs and adult service lines. She will oversee the strategy, finances, quality, safety, work culture, and operations and management of clinical services for adult services for the Parnassus, Mission Bay and Mount Zion campuses.

Dr. Barginere has more than 20 years of experience in leadership positions in academic and complex teaching facilities, and in developing physician leader partnerships. She most recently served as chief operations officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Boston, where she oversaw the organization’s profit and loss strategy, business development and operational execution.

Prior to joining IHI, she was chief transformation officer/senior vice president at Rush University System for Health, where she was responsible for extending the system’s reach and operationalizing clinical service lines and centers across the Chicago region. Dr. Barginere joined Rush in 2011 as chief nursing officer and associate dean for nursing practice, and in June 2015 she became senior vice president and chief operating officer of Rush University Hospital.

From 2006 to 2011, she served in a variety of positions at Baptist Medical Center South (BMCS) in Montgomery, Alabama, including five years as its COO and chief nursing officer. Prior to joining BMCS, she spent 12 years at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, culminating in a four-year tenure as associate executive director and chief nursing officer.

Honored as a Chicago United Business Leader of Color for 2015, Dr. Barginere has completed multiple national leadership fellowships and serves as a member of numerous professional organizations and advisory boards. She serves on the DAISY Foundation and Tufts Medicine Board of Directors.

Dr. Barginere earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing administration from University of Alabama and a doctorate degree in nursing practice from Samford University.