Dean was president and CEO of Dignity Health before facilitating a merger with Catholic Health Initiatives to form CommonSpirit Health. Dean is a champion of access to care and health equity, having partnered with the Obama administration to promote passage of the Affordable Care Act. He forged a partnership with Morehouse School for Medicine to increase the number of Black physicians and worked with Morehouse, Baylor College of Medicine, and Creighton University to deliver more culturally sensitive care.
Dean speaks: “Healthcare lags other sectors in terms of recognizing the importance of relationships, taking best practices, and integrating itself with others. And if there's ever a learning that we take from the pandemic, it's that in order to effectively deliver care in communities we serve, people want their care differently than the legacy of everybody going to the hospital campus.”