President and CEO
Lloyd H. Dean is a nationally recognized leader within and beyond the field of health care. He is President/CEO of Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems with a 20-state network of nearly 11,000 physicians, 56,000 employees, and more than 380 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics.
He is responsible for the organization’s nearly $16 billion in assets, overall management, governance, strategy, and direction.
He has led Dignity Health through significant strategic, operational, and financial transformations and has brought the organization to its current status as a leading health care organization recognized for high quality, compassionate care, operational excellence, and strong financial results.
Mr. Dean is a member of the Board of Directors of Wells Fargo & Company, chairperson for its Board Human Resources Committee, and serves on the Board Corporate Responsibility Committee, Board Risk Committee and Board Governance and Nominating Committee. He is a member of the Board of Navigant Consulting, Inc. and serves on its Board Nominating and Governance Committee and Board Audit Committee. As of August 2015, Mr. Dean was appointed to the McDonalds Corporation Board and serves on its Board Audit Committee and Board Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Committee.
He is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Committee on Jobs, an organization that brings employment to the San Francisco Bay Area and is former Board Chair and former Board Member of Cytori Therapeutics, an international leader in regenerative medicine and adult stem cell research.
Mr. Dean has previously served as Board Chair of the Bay Area Council, Board Chair and Board of Trustees member for the Catholic Health Association of the United States, as well as Board Member for Mercy Housing California, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing, operating and financing affordable housing.
A strong advocate for health care reform, Mr. Dean has been actively engaged with the White House Cabinet on health care issues. He directly participated in health care reform discussions with President Barack Obama and has been appointed to the State Health care Cost Commission charged with developing practical state policies to contain health care costs in the nation.
Mr. Dean holds degrees in sociology and education from Western Michigan University, and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the University of San Francisco. In 2015 he was ranked number 13 in Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” and is also consistently named one of the “Top 25 Minority Leaders in Healthcare.”