Julie Sprengel Named Chief Executive Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

October 23, 2014
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Julie Sprengel, a former administrator at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, returned Monday as chief executive of the 431-bed Burbank hospital.

Sprengel, former chief operating officer, succeeds Michael Rembis, who was tapped by Providence Southern California to work on special projects for the Catholic health care organization.

“Julie offers a wealth of experience and a dedication to the Providence mission and values,” said Karl Carrier, interim chief executive, Providence Health & Services, Southern California. “Her background in nursing, leadership and business are qualities that will help guide Providence Saint Joseph as we advance the service we provide to our patients and the greater community.”

Sprengel brings diverse health care management focus with experience in operations, strategic planning, financial analysis and clinical integration. A registered nurse, she left Providence Saint Joseph in 2012 to become vice president of physician integration for Dignity Health.

“I am so excited to be back at Providence Saint Joseph, working with some of the most dedicated and talented physicians and caregivers,” Sprengel said. “Our hospital is taking great strides, working toward our core strategy of improving the overall health of the communities we serve.”

Sprengel joined Providence in 2005 and worked in a variety of capacities, including associate administrator supporting the cardiovascular and emergency services departments. As chief operating officer, she played an instrumental role in establishing the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center and the Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute.

Her experience at Dignity Health in population health management and in developing clinical integration networks will be important to Providence Saint Joseph seeks to develop collaborative partnerships between hospitals and physicians to enhance care.

Sprengel earned her diploma in nursing from the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California School of Nursing, and her bachelor’s degree in management and master’s in business administration from Pepperdine University. Her experience includes nursing positions at Good Samaritan Hospital, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center and Centinela Hospital Medical Center. She also served as director of emergency medical services for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.