Lloyd H. Dean is a nationally recognized leader within and beyond the field of health care. He is Chief Executive Officer of CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest nonprofit health system in the United States, focused on creating healthier communities and transforming health care delivery for millions of Americans. Located in 21 states, CommonSpirit Health is composed of 150,000 employees, 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, 700 care sites and 142 hospitals.
As Chief Executive Officer of CommonSpirit Health, which has a combined revenue of $29.2B, Mr. Dean is responsible for all of the system’s complex hospital and clinical operations, financial strategy, and human resources. On an annual basis, CommonSpirit Health provides $4.2B in charity care and community benefits, and unreimbursed government programs.
Currently, Mr. Dean serves on the Board of the McDonald’s Corporation and has been appointed to its Board Audit and Finance Committee and Board Compensation Committee. He is Co-Chair of the California Future Health Workforce Commission, an organization composed
of senior leaders from California’s leading health philanthropies focused on deploying a workforce addressing the health care delivery system of tomorrow. In 2019, Mr. Dean was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the Future of Work Commission, whose aim is to create long-term economic grown in California. Mr. Dean is Board Chair of the Board of Directors for the Committee on Jobs, an organization that brings employment to the San Francisco Bay Area. Previously, Mr. Dean has served on the Board of Directors of Wells Fargo & Company; Board of Navigant Consulting, Inc.; as Board Chair of the Bay Area Council; as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Health Association of the United States; Board Member for Mercy Housing California, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing, operating and financing
affordable housing, and Board Chair of Cytori Therapeutics, an international leader in regenerative medicine and adult stem cell research.
A passionate advocate for health care reform, Mr. Dean was actively engaged with the White House Cabinet on health care issues during the Obama administration and directly participated in health care reform discussions with the former president during the formation of the Affordable Care Act. In California, Mr. Dean has been appointed to the State Health Care Cost Containment 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 2019 he was ranked number 39 in Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” and is consistently named to Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Minority Leaders in Healthcare.”
Mr. Dean has dedicated his career to eliminating the social disparities that are the root problems behind so many health issues.