Robert Stone '93 Named President of City of Hope Hospitals

From the Pasadena Star-News:

City of Hope announced Monday it has promoted Robert Stone to the position of president, effective Aug. 1.

Stone most recently served as president and executive officer of City of Hope's Medical Foundation and its chief strategy and administrative officer, according to a statement released Tuesday.

Hospital officials announced the move in a press release.

"Robert Stone's leadership will continue to benefit City of Hope in this highly competitive and ever-shifting landscape of health-care delivery and research funding," said Dr. Michael A. Friedman, chief executive officer of City of Hope, director, comprehensive cancer center and Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director's Distinguished Chair. "Robert has been instrumental in preparing City of Hope for its future - with a proud history of achievements in compassionate patient care and medical research - as we work together to transform the future of health."

Stone's new position will place him in charge of the hospital's sprawling operation which includes its headquarters in Duarte and smaller facilities in South Pasadena, Glendale, Santa Clarita, the Antelope Valley and Palm Springs.

Stone will oversee strategy, finance and operations.

"City of Hope's most significant asset is the compassion, talent and expertise of our people, working together toward common goals," Stone said. "We are in a period of significant transition in health-care delivery and researchand on the brink of an exciting period in the history of City of Hope. I am confident that we will deliver on the promise of our 100-year legacy and the potential of our future."

Friedman will, remain chief executive officer as well as oversee philanthropic programs.

Stone joined City of Hope in 1996 as associate general counsel and was promoted to general counsel for the medical center in 2000. In 2003, he was named City of Hope's general counsel and corporate secretary. He was named City of Hope's chief strategy and administrative officer in 2009.

Prior to City of Hope, Stone was a practicing attorney. He earned his law degree at the University of Chicago Law School.