Top 25 Minority Leaders
President and CEO,
Dean, 65, has guided Dignity Health through strategic, operational and financial transformation since becoming president and CEO in 2000, when Dignity was known as Catholic Healthcare West. He took on a system that had incurred losses of over $800 million from 1997 to 2000 and brought it to positive operating margins in four years. Previously, Dean was executive VP and COO of Advocate Health Care. He was named to the board of directors at McDonald's Corp. in August 2015. Dean has appeared on the list of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare all six years.