Lee Domanico, CEO

Lee Domanico, Chief Executive Officer
Greetings, I’m Lee Domanico, Chief Executive Officer of the Marin Healthcare District and Marin General Hospital. In the coming months I’ll be taking the opportunity to share my perspective and opinions on both national and local health care issues as they pertain to the hospital and our community. I’ll keep you updated on progress towards our new hospital, MGH 2.0 and will share stories about some of the amazing people I am privileged to encounter, from staff to volunteers and our patients.

We Need to Talk. The Opioid Epidemic Isn't Going Away
Published January 4, 2018

Recently when reading my daily news feed, one headline in particular caught my attention. Soaring overdose deaths cutting US Life Expectancy (December 21, 2017, Associated Press). Read More >>

Look Around - Our Lives Are Filled With Good News
Published December 19, 2017

Dramatic shifts in the political landscape, natural disasters, including one very close to home, loss of lives to mass shootings and other violence, threats of terrorism, even war – every day it seems we wake up to another news cycle reporting unsettling and often scary events. Read More >>

Recent Fires Help Us Put the Thanksgiving Holiday in Perspective
Published November 20, 2017

The holiday season is here along with all the traditional sentiments — thanks, appreciation of family and friends, and hope for good things to come in the new year. But this year may be more difficult for hundreds of our neighbors, as well as a number of our employees who live here in this special part of Northern California. Read More >>

In Wake of the Events in Las Vegas
Published October 5, 2017

The following is a message I recently sent to our employees and physicians after the events in Las Vegas. The recent tragedy in Las Vegas has shocked me, and I’m sure many of you feel the same. I wanted to share just a few thoughts. Read More >>

What Marin General Hospital is Doing for You Lately
Published September 14, 2017

The following is a message I recently sent to our employees and physicians after the events in Las Vegas. The recent tragedy in Las Vegas has shocked me, and I’m sure many of you feel the same. I wanted to share just a few thoughts. Read More >>

In light of the Events in Charlottesville
Published August 21, 2017

The following is a message I recently sent to our employees and physicians after the events in Charlottesvile. Since Marin General Hospital and our staff touch so many in the community, I felt it was appropriate to share it with a wider audience. As always, I welcome your thoughts. Read More >>

Marin General Hospital's Success as an Independent Hospital — a Newsworthy Story
Published July 31, 2017

At a busy hospital like Marin General, the communications staff typically has their work cut out for them, answering questions from the media, setting up interviews with physicians and other experts, and reaching out to TV, radio, and print outlets to invite them to write about ongoing developments. Read More >>

Major 15-Year Strategic Partnership Seeing First Tangible Benefits
Published June 19, 2017

Just over a year ago, Marin General Hospital announced a 15-year, $90 million strategic partnership with a Royal Philips, a Netherlands-based healthcare technology company. Read More >>

Celebrating two special weeks... and our birthday!
Published May 17, 2017

If you like celebrations, special weeks or days, May is your month. In addition to the most well-known — May Day, Mother’s Day, Cinco de May — there’s National Hamburger Month, Wildflower Week, and Lumpy Rug Day, among others. Read More >>

Bringing Nurses Back to the Bedside
March 9, 2017

Year after year Marin General Hospital is recognized nationally in areas of clinical quality and patient safety. We provide exceptional outcomes to patients that come into our hospital, in a safe environment. Even so, we have begun a new journey to implement a major change in our operations this year. Read More >>

Much to Look Forward to in 2017
January 15, 2017

By this time, we’ve read all the 2016 end of the year wrap-ups — top news stories, best movies and books, best photography, celebrities we lost during the year, etc. Now it’s time to look at the year ahead, something I especially like to do when it comes to the coming year at Marin General Hospital. Read More >>

Tis the Season to Count Our Blessings 
December 21, 2016

Here we are in the holiday season again! Stores and calendars are full, the bell ringers are out, and traffic is heavier than usual. Each of us marks the holiday in different ways, but I’m sure we all agree that this is a great time to reflect on and appreciate the warmth of friends, family, and colleagues. Whether we’re planning to celebrate with family and friends, work like so many do, or spend the days quietly, the season has always been a good time to take stock of all we have to be grateful for. Read More >>

Marin General Hospital 2.0 Making Great Progress
December 15, 2016

In less than four years, our community will be celebrating the opening of the long awaited, new earthquake safe hospital replacement building (MGH 2.0) on the campus of Marin General Hospital. The design of the new facility has taken into account not only the needs of a fully modern, high tech hospital in the 21st century, but also our guiding principle that the hospital should be a patient-focused healing environment which incorporates and emphasizes the natural healing environment and that surrounds us in Marin County every day. Read More >>

Treating the Person, Not Just the Disease
November 15, 2016

Every day, Dr. David Gullion, medical oncologist on Marin General Hospital’s Medical Staff, chooses one of his growing collection of heart pins to wear as he sees patients in his office who are newly diagnosed or undergoing treatment for cancer. He says wearing the pin is a symbol of the caring and compassion he feels for his patients, but I’m happy to report that it doesn’t stop there.  Read More >>

Fostering a Center for Safe Healing
September 12, 2016

Every day there is a new article full of numbers reminding us of our own mortality. In May 2016, a study from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine revealed medical errors in hospitals are now the third-leading cause of death in the United States. This study showed medical errors in health facilities claim more lives than other leading dangers—including respiratory disease, which kills about 150,000 people each year.  Read More >>

The Best of Both Worlds
July 15, 2016

With its abundant natural beauty, amazing views of Mt. Tam and San Francisco Bay, and its unique mix of urban culture, small town charm and rural life, Marin County is truly a special place to live and work. And unless you feel the need to try a special restaurant in the City or see a major league sports team like the Warriors or Giants, it’s likely that you’ll find almost everything you want to see and do right here in this beautiful community.  Read More >>

Going All-In With Health Care Technology
May 16, 2016

I read with interest recently that 50% of children, ages 12 to 18, feel they are addicted to their mobile devices. Parents, too, it seems. Twenty-seven percent say they have trouble unplugging, whether it’s from work tasks, social media or staying connected with friends. Dependence on mobile devices may or may not be an addiction. Certainly there is wisdom in “unplugging” once in a while or trying to limit screen time for ourselves and our children.  Read More >>

Happy Hospital Week!
May 10, 2016

National Hospital Week (May 8 – 14) is a time to celebrate all of the wonderful people who work so hard to make Marin General Hospital a healing place like no other. This past year has seen many exciting changes – construction on MGH 2.0 is in full swing and our new parking structure is scheduled to open in June.  Read More >>

What's Not Being Addressed in the 2016 Presidential Debates?
April 1, 2016

While the current political debates have it all — drama, intrigue, mudslinging, and, at times, a circus-like atmosphere — what’s missing is a hard outlay of where the candidates stand when it comes to their plans for healthcare in 2016 and beyond. Yes, there is a lot of rhetoric but no one seems to be getting to the real substantive issues other than their stance on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which, to no surprise, seems divided right along party lines with Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders in favor of ACA while Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, and Governor John Kasich are all on-board to repeal. Read More >>

Many Reasons to Feel Proud
March 10, 2016

For our patients, community, clinicians and staff, the many recognitions achieved by Marin General Hospital over the past year for all-around excellence in patient care and safety is truly something to celebrate. Major rating and accreditation agencies such as Healthgrades, Leapfrog and the Joint Commission gave us the highest level awards for safety and quality; and more than 200 of our physicians were named 2015 “Top Docs” by Marin Magazine and other regional publications.