Ketul J. Patel is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and Division President, Pacific Northwest (PNW) of CommonSpirit Health. He most recently served as Division President of the PNW and CEO of CHI Franciscan, responsible for strategy network development and growth as well as overall operational management for the multi-state regional health care system. Previously, Patel served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Chief Operations Officer at Hackensack University Health Network and Hackensack University Medical Center located in northern New Jersey. His more than two decades of leadership experience also include executive roles with major health systems in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and San Diego. Patel has been honored regionally and nationally for his influence in health care.