The bio for Lloyd Dean on the Dignity Health website is fairly standard and relatively austere.
Mr. Dean is the president/CEO of Dignity Health. With over 20 years in health care operations and leadership experience, Mr. Dean is responsible for overall management, strategy and direction of Dignity Health’s hospitals, ancillary services, home health care and medical group foundations.
All of that is true, of course, but it’s also easy to see ‒ in the reflected image above ‒ a man who once played football and has shoulders broad enough to turn around a failing healthcare delivery system. When he arrived at Catholic Healthcare West in 2000, the hospital system was losing $1 million a day. Under his leadership, the system has blossomed under a new brand ‒ Dignity Health ‒ and has made money (as a not‒for‒profit) every year since 2002. Today, Dignity Health is one of the largest health systems in the nation and the largest hospital provider in California.