Lloyd H. Dean
Lloyd H. Dean is a nationally recognized leader within and beyond the field of health care. He is President/CEO of Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West), an integrated not-for-profit health care system, comprising 40 hospitals and a large number of ambulatory care centers in three western states.
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 brought the organization 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 in 2000, Mr. Dean was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Advocate Health Care, a faith-based integrated health care delivery system in Oak Brook, IL. During his tenure, Advocate Health Care was named one of the nation's Top 100 Integrated Networks by Modern Healthcare magazine.
Prior to Advocate Health Care, Mr. Dean was with the Upjohn Company, where he held key executive and operational management positions for the company's Health Care Services Division, including national vice president of sales and executive vice president of marketing. 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, an international 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, CA. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Wells Fargo & Company and is Chairperson for its Board Human Resources Committee. He also serves on the Wells Fargo & Company's Board Corporate Responsibility Committee, Board Credit Committee and Board Risk Committee.
Mr. Dean is a member of the Board of Directors of Mercy Housing California, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing, operating and financing affordable housing. Previously he served as Chair of the Bay Area Council, a business sponsored organization that strives to ensure the long-term economic viability of San Francisco, CA and 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 health care issues. He directly participated in health care reform discussions with President Barack Obama and his staff at the White House in support of Dignity Health's commitment to the disenfranchised and underserved.
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 2011 he was ranked number 19 in Modern Healthcare's "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" and is consistently named as one of the "Top 25 Minority Leaders in Healthcare."