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Lloyd H. Dean


CommonSpirit Health

Lloyd H. Dean has dedicated his entire adult life to improving health and expanding access to healthcare for all. As CEO of CommonSpirit Health, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit healthcare companies, Mr. Dean delivers on his vision of a healthcare system that uses innovative partnerships, modern technology and human kindness so that more Americans can live in a healthier future. He was instrumental in creating CommonSpirit Health in February 2019, when Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives combined to form one of the nation’s leading providers of Medicaid and other healthcare services. Previously, Mr. Dean was president and CEO of Dignity Health, which grew under his leadership from a holding company into a dynamic healthcare enterprise. He also led Dignity Health’s broad, innovative partnerships that helped create more positive patient experiences, more efficient care and services, and healthy communities.

As an advocate for healthcare, Mr. Dean has served on many federal and state advisory panels and participated in regional and national charity and advocacy organizations. He was appointed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom to the state’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery, whose charge is to help the state recover from the COVID-19 crisis. He currently serves on the boards of directors of McDonald’s Corp. and Cytori Therapeutics. Mr. Dean has served on numerous other boards, including as board chair of the Bay Area Council; as chair of the board of trustees of the Catholic Health Association of the United States; and board member for Mercy Housing California, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing, operating and financing affordable housing.

Mr. Dean is a member of the Health Affairs Council on Health Care Spending and Value and the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable. He holds degrees in sociology and education from Western Michigan University and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the University of San Francisco. Before leading Dignity Health, he was CEO of California-based Catholic Healthcare West and before that, Illinois-based Advocate Health Care. In 2019, Mr. Dean was named one of Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare,” and he is consistently named to its “Top 25 Minority Leaders in Healthcare.”


Leadership Insights: Shaping the Future Workforce

Presented by Lloyd H. Dean at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, March 29th.

Join Lloyd Dean, CEO of CommonSpirit Health, as he delves into how healthcare jobs are changing, the impact of technology on the future of work, and the critical role that current healthcare leaders can play in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion among healthcare workers across the spectrum. Mr. Dean also will discuss the ongoing role…