Denise McPherson- Most Influential Women Award

Director of operations for Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, has been recognized as one of the "Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business"

 We are proud to announce that Denise McPherson, director of operations for Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, has been recognized as one of the "Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business." This prestigious award acknowledges McPherson's exceptional leadership, dedication to community service, and significant contributions to healthcare operations. 

In her six years at Dignity Health-GoHealth, Denise McPherson has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, excelling in both clinical and operational capacities. Starting as a nurse practitioner in 2016, McPherson swiftly climbed the ranks, becoming the lead nurse practitioner within a year. Today, she holds the pivotal role of director of operations, overseeing 14 urgent care centers and a Virtual Urgent Care platform. 

McPherson's remarkable career journey began as an emergency department nurse, and she later pursued a master’s in nursing as a family nurse practitioner. Her commitment to operational excellence became evident during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. McPherson efficiently operationalized rapid testing in San Francisco locations, bringing crucial services to the community.  

A leader who values input from all team members, McPherson starts each staff meeting by soliciting concerns from medical assistants to regional operations managers, ensuring an inclusive approach to problem-solving. Her collaborative and attentive leadership style has been instrumental in the success of Dignity Health-GoHealth. 

Beyond her professional achievements, McPherson is deeply involved in the San Francisco community. She teaches CPR classes to caregivers of seniors through the American Heart Association and oversees a scholarship fund in her Georgia hometown, honoring her father and supporting college-bound high school students pursuing healthcare careers. 

Denise McPherson's commitment to excellence has been recognized with the GoHealth “GoBeyond” award during her tenure as a nurse practitioner. Her team's accomplishments in creating an injection course, ensuring proper medication administration per state guidelines, showcase McPherson's dedication to advancing healthcare practices. 

Dignity Health-GoHealth is proud to have Denise McPherson as a leader, embodying the commitment to quality urgent care and community service. With 60 providers and 115 team members across 14 centers, the organization continues to make a positive impact on the Bay Area's healthcare landscape.