About Leanne Hunstock, Interim Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer



Leanne Hunstock

DNP, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, Interim Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, UCSF Health

Leanne has worked for 35 years in hospital, quality, and clinical operations at the leadership/executive level (system and regional roles, CNO, COO, VP Quality, and Hospital administrator) in complex organizations, AMCs, teaching hospitals, and integrated delivery systems. She has served as the SVP and Partner in national firms delivering operations, patient care, and regulatory consulting. She specializes in operational oversight for Level I trauma, multiple complex high-volume EDs, surgical and procedural services, OB and pediatric services, behavioral health in acute care, subacute, and ambulatory care.

Leanne has served as the CNO and COO for 700+ bed multi-site teaching hospitals and at the Level one trauma center at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego; regional COO Care Delivery, VP Quality, and Hospital CEO at Kaiser Health Plan and Hospitals in Honolulu, Hawaii; and System CNO for hospitals with significant CMS and CDPH issues (regulatory turnaround).

Leanne holds certifications in NEA-BC, CPHQ and is published in nursing, quality, operational redesign, and financial management. She has also implemented interdisciplinary care delivery models and strategies to increase recruitment, retention, and staff/leadership development.

In her role as interim Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Leanne will oversee respiratory care, clinical nutrition, and nursing practice across UCSF Health, including UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, ambulatory practices, and Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics. She will also oversee all administrative, operational, and financial functions for adult nursing services.