Lloyd H. Dean

President and CEO, Dignity Health

Lloyd H. Dean's Bio

Lloyd H. Dean is president and CEO of Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest healthcare 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 healthcare organization recognized for high quality, compassionate care, operational excellence and strong financial results.

Dean is a member of the board of directors of Wells Fargo & Company, chairperson of its Board Human Resources Committee, and serves on its Corporate Responsibility, Risk, and Governance and Nominating committees. He is a member of the Board of Navigant Consulting Inc. and serves on its Nominating and Governance and Board Audit committees. He is also a member of the McDonalds Corporation board and serves on its Audit and Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility committees. He is the board chair for the Committee on Jobs, an organization that brings employment to the San Francisco Bay Area, and is former board chair of Cytori Therapeutics, an international leader in regenerative medicine and adult stem cell research. Dean previously served as board chair of the Bay Area Council, board chair for the Catholic Health Association of the United States, as well as a board member for Mercy Housing California, a nonprofit dedicated to developing, operating and financing affordable housing.

A strong advocate for healthcare reform, Dean was actively engaged with the White House cabinet on healthcare issues and directly participated in healthcare reform discussions with President Barack Obama and was appointed to the State Health Care Cost Commission charged with developing practical state policies to contain healthcare costs across the nation.

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.

In 2015, he was ranked No. 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.”

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