Lloyd H. Dean

Chief Executive Emeritus and Founding Executive, CommonSpirit Health

Lloyd H. Dean's Bio

Lloyd Dean is a nationally recognized leader within health care. During his time as CEO of CommonSpirit Health, he was responsible for the organization’s overall management, governance, strategy and direction. He led CommonSpirit Health and Dignity Health through significant strategic, operational, and financial transformations to its current status as a leading health care organization recognized for high quality, compassionate care, operational excellence and successful financial results.

Prior to joining Dignity Health, Mr. Dean was executive vice president and COO of Advocate Health Care, a healthcare delivery system in Oak Brook, Illinois. During his tenure, Advocate Health Care was named one of the nation’s Top 100 Integrated networks by Modern Healthcare magazine. Prior to Advocate, Mr. Dean was with the Upjohn Company, where he held executive positions in the Health Care Services Division. He received the prestigious W.E. Upjohn Award for his management and operational excellence.

Currently, Mr. Dean serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Cytori Therapeutics, a leader in regenerative medicine and adult stem cell research and Chair of the Board of Directors for Committee on Jobs, a business-sponsored organization that strives to ensure the long-term economic vitality of San Francisco. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of Wells Fargo, Mercy Housing California, Bay Area Council, and Catholic Health Association. A strong advocate for health care reform, he has been actively engaged with President Obama and the White House Cabinet on healthcare issues.

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 2012 he was ranked number 23 in Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” and is consistently named as one of the “Top 25 Minority Leaders in Healthcare.” He was recently profiled by Fortune Magazine in its January 2013 issue.

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