Memorial Hermann names CEO of flagship facility: 5 things to know

Memorial Hermann Health System has promoted Brian Dean to CEO of Houston-based Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, effective August 23. 

Here are five things to know about Mr. Dean.

1. Mr. Dean previously served as vice president and CFO of Memorial Hermann-TMC and has been serving as interim CEO since February when its former CEO, Craig Cordola, was promoted to senior vice president and regional president for the sytem's Central/West region.

2. As CFO of Memorial Hermann-TMC, a role he has held for the past two years, Mr. Dean optimized financial outcomes and improved overall productivity for the campus.Under Mr. Dean's leadership, the hospital has also encouraged clinical innovation by investing in programs through the medical staff, nurses, support staff and facilities.

3. Now, Mr. Dean will steer the ongoing strategic vision and plans for the campus as it continues to grow, renovate, expand and improve through the $650 million renovation and expansion project that launched in May.

4. As he begins his new role, Mr. Dean will focus on "building upon the incredible foundation Craig established in his many years at the TMC," he said in a news release. "Having served at a number of academic medical centers over the course of my career, I can honestly say that the qualities this campus possesses, through our partnership with UTHealthMedicalSchool, are remarkably unique. With a shared sense of purpose and a culture of collaboration, the team here works tirelessly every day to provide our patients and families with the best, safest and most advanced care available, and I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of such an organization," he added.

5. Prior to joining Memorial Hermann, Mr. Dean held leadership roles at healthcare systems across the South, including: Jackson Health System in Miami, where he was senior vice president of finance and also served as CEO of their Health Plan; University Community Health in Tampa, Fla.; and the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.

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