Dignity Health has announced that Anthony Torres, MD, will serve as the next president and chief executive officer of Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). Dr. Torres has nearly 40 years of healthcare experience, and his leadership skills, medical expertise, and dedication to the community are an excellent fit for leading YRMC into the future.

“Dr. Torres was selected for the role after an in-depth process that involved the Yavapai Regional Medical Center Board, executive leadership, and medical staff,” states Tim Bricker, Interim President, Dignity Health, Southwest Division. “His institutional knowledge, clinical experience, and strong reputation will be great assets in helping YRMC to grow services to meet the needs of an expanding population. Look for Dr. Torres to continue to build community and physician partnerships and continue important integration work with Dignity Health.”

Dr. Torres has been a member of the YRMC team for 13 years, and has served as the hospital’s chief medical officer (CMO) since 2016. As CMO, Dr. Torres has provided leadership for the highly effective Medical Executive Committee. In addition, Dr. Torres has championed several quality programs to support patient care, and he has been instrumental in the ongoing development of the James Family Heart Center.

Prior to becoming CMO, Dr. Torres was the medical director for Yavapai Regional Medical Group (YRMG). In this role, he was a catalyst for growth across the organization and helped develop neurosurgical, palliative medicine, and behavioral health programs.

Dr. Torres is an internal medicine physician by training, having completed his medical degree at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico, followed by internship and residency training at the Hunter S.P.O.R.T.S. Medical Center at Fairview Heights, Illinois. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Northland Cares in Prescott.

Dr. Torres will assume his new leadership duties on Monday, July 11. John Amos, who announced his retirement in March, will continue to provide advisory and transition support through Friday, September 30.