Lloyd H. Dean President and Chief Executive Officer, Dignity Health
Lloyd H. Dean is a nationally recognized leader within and beyond the field of healthcare. He is President/CEO of Dignity Health the 5th largest health system in the U.S. with 40 hospitals and more than 80 ancillary care centers throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. He is responsible for the organization’s $13 billion in assets, overall management, governance, strategy and direction. He has led Dignity Health through significant strategic, operational, and financial transformations and has bought the organization to its current status as a leading healthcare 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 and Company, chairperson for its Human Resources Committee, and serves on the Corporate Responsibility Committee, Credit Committee, Risk Committee and Governance Nominating Committee. He is also the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Committee on Jobs an organization that brings employment to the San Francisco Bay Area, and Chair of the Board of Directors for Cytori Therapeutics, an international leader in regenerative medicine and adult stem cell research. Mr. Dean is a member of the Board of Directors of Mercy Housing California, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to developing, operating and financing affordable housing. He previously served as the chairperson of the Catholic Health Association of the United States and was a member of its Board of Trustees.
A strong advocate for health care reform, Mr. Dean has been actively engaged with the White House Cabinet on the health care issues. He directly participated in health care reform discussions with President Barack Obama and his staff at the White House and has been appointed to the State Health Care Cost Commission charged to develop 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 2012 he was ranked number 23 in Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” and is also consistently named one of the “Top 25 Minority Leaders in Healthcare.”