Lloyd H. Dean

President and Chief Executive Officer 
Catholic Healthcare West

Lloyd H. Dean is President/Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), one of the leading not-for-profit healthcare systems in the United States. In this executive management role, Mr. Dean is responsible for $11 billion in assets and the overall management, strategy, and direction of CHW's integrated healthcare system comprising 41 acute-care hospitals, as well as medical clinics, home health organizations, two health plans, five medical practice groups, and an estimated 53,000 employees and 10,000 physicians in California, Arizona, and Nevada.

Mr. Dean has proven skills in multi-hospital system leadership, cultural integration, financial turnarounds, system operations, service quality, business development, and revenue growth.  When Mr. Dean joined CHW in June 2000, the organization had gone through several years of steep annual operating losses.  Today, CHW is recognized as one of the top healthcare systems in the nation, with a strong balance sheet and A level credit ratings from all three major bond rating organizations.  Two-thirds of CHW hospitals are first or second in the markets they serve.

Mr. Dean is a passionate advocate for health reform and is nationally recognized for his leadership at the community, state, and national levels.  He has been deeply involved with key Congressional leaders and Administration staff in pressing for meaningful national healthcare reform.  Mr. Dean has a strong personal commitment to providing excellent healthcare, especially to the underserved, and to developing services and programs that enhance CHW's ability to deliver on its mission and values of dignity, collaboration, justice, stewardship, and excellence.  He believes in the importance of collaboration with physicians, community partners, labor groups, and governmental agencies and recognizes that the success of CHW is an expression of each employee's contribution.  He also believes that CHW's role in community health and benefits is essential to continuing its healing ministry of ensuring healthcare for all.

Previously, Mr. Dean was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Advocate Health Care, a faith-based integrated healthcare 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.

In 2004, Mr. Dean was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth.

In February 2006, Mr. Dean was appointed co-chair of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's Universal Healthcare Council and in August 2006 co-chair of the Healthy San Francisco (formerly San Francisco Health Access) Program Advisory Committee.  Mr. Dean is also co-founder of several healthcare reform coalitions, including the national Health CEOs for Health Reform, formed in association with the New America Foundation.

Mr. Dean served as the 2008-2009 Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Health Association of the United States and currently serves as the board's Speaker of Membership Assembly and is a member of the board's Executive Committee.  Mr. Dean also serves on the Board of Directors of Wells Fargo & Company, one of the world's largest diversified financial services company and is a member of Wells Fargo & Company board's Audit Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Mercy Housing, Inc., a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing, operating, and financing affordable housing.  Additionally, Mr. Dean serves as the chairman of the Board of Directors for the Bay Area Council, the business-sponsored, public-policy advocacy organization for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

Modern Healthcare magazine has named Mr. Dean on the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare for 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008; and one of the Top 25 Minority Leaders in Healthcare for 2006, 2007, and 2008.

Mr. Dean is the recipient of the Partners in Care 2007 Mathies Award.  In 2004, the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc. recognized him with its Community Service Award and in 2005, its 100 Black Men of the Bay Area Award.  Most recent, Mr. Dean was awarded the 2009 MoAD Corporate Leadership Award.

President and Chief Executive Officer 
Catholic Healthcare West

Lloyd H. Dean is President/Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), one of the leading not-for-profit healthcare systems in the United States. In this executive management role, Mr. Dean is responsible for $11 billion in assets and the overall management, strategy, and direction of CHW's integrated healthcare system comprising 41 acute-care hospitals, as well as medical clinics, home health organizations, two health plans, five medical practice groups, and an estimated 53,000 employees and 10,000 physicians in California, Arizona, and Nevada.

Mr. Dean has proven skills in multi-hospital system leadership, cultural integration, financial turnarounds, system operations, service quality, business development, and revenue growth.  When Mr. Dean joined CHW in June 2000, the organization had gone through several years of steep annual operating losses.  Today, CHW is recognized as one of the top healthcare systems in the nation, with a strong balance sheet and A level credit ratings from all three major bond rating organizations.  Two-thirds of CHW hospitals are first or second in the markets they serve.

Mr. Dean is a passionate advocate for health reform and is nationally recognized for his leadership at the community, state, and national levels.  He has been deeply involved with key Congressional leaders and Administration staff in pressing for meaningful national healthcare reform.  Mr. Dean has a strong personal commitment to providing excellent healthcare, especially to the underserved, and to developing services and programs that enhance CHW's ability to deliver on its mission and values of dignity, collaboration, justice, stewardship, and excellence.  He believes in the importance of collaboration with physicians, community partners, labor groups, and governmental agencies and recognizes that the success of CHW is an expression of each employee's contribution.  He also believes that CHW's role in community health and benefits is essential to continuing its healing ministry of ensuring healthcare for all.

Previously, Mr. Dean was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Advocate Health Care, a faith-based integrated healthcare 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.

In 2004, Mr. Dean was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth.

In February 2006, Mr. Dean was appointed co-chair of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's Universal Healthcare Council and in August 2006 co-chair of the Healthy San Francisco (formerly San Francisco Health Access) Program Advisory Committee.  Mr. Dean is also co-founder of several healthcare reform coalitions, including the national Health CEOs for Health Reform, formed in association with the New America Foundation.

Mr. Dean served as the 2008-2009 Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Health Association of the United States and currently serves as the board's Speaker of Membership Assembly and is a member of the board's Executive Committee.  Mr. Dean also serves on the Board of Directors of Wells Fargo & Company, one of the world's largest diversified financial services company and is a member of Wells Fargo & Company board's Audit Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Mercy Housing, Inc., a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing, operating, and financing affordable housing.  Additionally, Mr. Dean serves as the chairman of the Board of Directors for the Bay Area Council, the business-sponsored, public-policy advocacy organization for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

Modern Healthcare magazine has named Mr. Dean on the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare for 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008; and one of the Top 25 Minority Leaders in Healthcare for 2006, 2007, and 2008.

Mr. Dean is the recipient of the Partners in Care 2007 Mathies Award.  In 2004, the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc. recognized him with its Community Service Award and in 2005, its 100 Black Men of the Bay Area Award.  Most recent, Mr. Dean was awarded the 2009 MoAD Corporate Leadership Award.

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