President and CEO
John Muir Health
Cal Knight joined John Muir Health as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in April 2011. Cal is a goal oriented advocate for the Mission and Vision of John Muir Health and has helped the organization advance important elements of the Vision, including development of a highly innovative outpatient services model and a streamlined board and governance structure. As CEO, Cal has worked to create successful partnerships with other health systems and has led the organization through the transformation of its information technology platform (including installation of Epic, a comprehensive Electronic Medical Record). Cal came to John Muir Health after 16 years at Swedish Health Services in Seattle, Washington where he most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer.
At Swedish, Cal was responsible for all operations across the health system, including its five hospital campuses and multiple ambulatory care sites. Cal was a key leader and strategist in building a multi-specialty physician organization and in the development of highly-regarded service lines in Orthopedics, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Women & Infants, and Pediatrics. Swedish Health Services, which has 1,492 hospital beds is one of the leading health care systems in the Pacific Northwest and has been widely recognized for quality, innovation and service.
Prior to Swedish Health Services, Cal worked at SafeCare Health Services and then at OrNda Healthcare where he served as a Regional Operations Executive, responsible for hospitals and other healthcare businesses in several states. Cal began his health administration career at National Medical Enterprises where he served as a community hospital CEO in California and then in Florida.
He holds Master's degrees in Health Administration and Business Administration from the University of Iowa, as well as a Master’s degree and a Bachelor's degree from Western Washington University.