SOURCE: Catholic Healthcare West

May 01, 2007 12:29 ET

CHW President/CEO Lloyd H. Dean Receives 2007 Mathies Award

Partners in Care Recognizes Dean's Vision and Excellence in Healthcare Leadership

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 1, 2007 -- Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) President/CEO Lloyd H. Dean yesterday accepted the 2007 Mathies Award, presented by the Southern California-based Partners in Care Foundation, which recognizes and honors healthcare leaders who have changed the shape of healthcare.

"Partners in Care is recognizing Mr. Dean for his insightful vision and performance-based outcomes in successfully leading and managing a major healthcare organization that is a model of care for its patients, staff and sponsors, for leading effective community partnerships, and for his personal excellence in and beyond the field of healthcare," says June Simmons, Partners in Care president and CEO.

Past recipients of the Mathies Award include Dr. Francis Kaufman, Kathleen Brown, Thomas Priselac and C. Duane Dauner.

"This is a deep and personal honor for me," says Mr. Dean. "And I accept it on behalf of the great people of Catholic Healthcare West. This honors the work we've done at CHW, which is the work of thousands of caring and talented employees, physicians and volunteers who live our values every day. This award belongs to them and everyone who has partnered with us to provide excellent care for our patients."

As the leader of the eighth largest hospital system in the nation, Mr. Dean is responsible for $8.6 billion in assets and the overall management, strategy and direction of CHW's integrated health care system of 42 hospitals, 45 health clinics, 9 trauma centers, and two medical practice groups. CHW serves a population spanning 22 million people throughout California, Arizona and Nevada.

Mr. Dean is also widely recognized for his local, state and national leadership, including his work towards healthcare reform. He was instrumental in co-founding "Together For Health Care," a statewide, broad-based coalition established in February, which engages with the state's top political leaders with the goal of achieving healthcare reform this year. In addition to CHW, the Coalition comprises prominent doctors, healthcare workers, insurers, consumers, employers and teachers.

In 2004, Mr. Dean was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth. He also chairs the Bay Area Council's Healthcare Committee and is the co-chair of the City of San Francisco's Health Access Plan Advisory Council.

Mr. Dean sits on the boards of Wells Fargo & Company, the Catholic Health Association of the U.S., and Mercy Housing, Inc. In both 2005 and 2006, Modern Healthcare named him as one of the top 100 executives in healthcare; and also as one of the top twenty-five minority healthcare leaders in 2006.

About Catholic Healthcare West

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is a system of 42 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona and Nevada. Founded in 1986, it is the eighth largest hospital system in the nation and the largest not-for-profit provider in California. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. The CHW network of more than 8,500 physicians and approximately 50,000 employees provides health care services to more than four million people annually. In 2007, CHW provided $803 million in charity care and unsponsored community benefit. For more information, please visit our website at www.chwHEALTH.org.

About Partners in Care Foundation

Partners in Care changes the shape of healthcare and social services so they work better for everyone. Partners develops high-impact, innovative ways of bringing more efficient health and social services to people and communities. Partners' partnerships and direct services design and test new models of care. If successful, they are disseminated and replicated to bring needed care improvements to diverse people and communities. For more information, call (818) 837-3775 or visit: www.picf.org.

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