Barry Arbuckle, Ph.D. is President and CEO of MemorialCare, a leading Southern California non-profit integrated healthcare system with over 200 sites of care. Under his leadership, MemorialCare has experienced unprecedented growth and financial performance. He has appeared on the cover of multiple regional and national business magazines noting MemorialCare’ s leadership in clinical information, evidence-based medicine, financial and management systems, and advancing healthcare reform. He is a strong advocate for employers seeking high-value health benefit options. Under his leadership, MemorialCare secured an innovative, exclusive direct contract with The Boeing Company for the delivery of healthcare services to its employees in Southern California and excels in multiple Accountable Care Organization contracts.

Dr. Arbuckle has been the Chair of the Integrated Healthcare Association and currently serves on its board. He’s past chair of the California Hospital Association and March of Dimes–California; and is a member of the Health System Executive Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center and Chair-Elect of the Healthcare Leadership Council. Dr. Arbuckle serves on the boards of the AHA National Healthcare Systems Council, the National Health Systems Advisory Council for CVS Health and the National Healthcare Advisory Council for Anthem. In addition, he is Chairman of the MemorialCare Innovation Fund, a healthcare innovation investment company.  

Dr. Arbuckle serves on Becker’s Healthcare National Advisory Board and keynotes Becker’s national conferences. He speaks nationally and globally on a variety of topics in healthcare, including Health System Strategy, Innovation, Partnerships and Succeeding in Value-Based contracts.

A graduate of Missouri State University, Arbuckle earned his master’s degree from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. He also served on the adjunct faculty for the departments of psychology, sociology and the graduate school of nursing at California State University Long Beach. He is married with four children.

MemorialCare is a nationally recognized innovator in health care delivery, has more than 12,000 employees, affiliated physicians and volunteers; top hospitals—Long Beach Medical Center, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley and Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills; MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians ranked number one and number two in Orange County for patient satisfaction; Seaside Health Plan; and more than 200 sites of care including numerous convenient outpatient surgery, imaging, urgent care, breast care, dialysis centers and physical therapy sites. Its many honors include Best U.S. Health Systems, Largest U.S. Children’s Hospitals, Top 50 Hospitals nationwide and recognition by readers of the Orange County Register as the Best of Orange County: Hospitals and Physician Groups.

In a rigorous assessment of more than 4,500 adult hospitals, U.S. News & World Report recently recognized MemorialCare’s Long Beach Medical Center, Orange Coast Medical Center and Saddleback Medical Center 31 times as “high performing” in clinical categories. Additionally, Long Beach Medical Center and Orange Coast Medical Center were each recognized as a “Best Hospital” in U.S. News & World Report national rankings and appeared among the Top 10 Hospitals for Los Angeles Metro, which includes hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties. MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians have been named a 5-star Medicare Advantage health plan partner by SCAN & Blue Shield, are winners of IHA’s Excellence in Healthcare Award and recognized by America’s Physician Groups (APG) with Standard of Excellence Elite Status.  For more, visit our About Us page.