August 5, 2022 – CommonSpirit Health announced today that Wright L. Lassiter III has started in his role as the organization’s next CEO, succeeding Lloyd H. Dean, who retired.
Lassiter brings 30 years of experience working in large health systems, most recently at Henry Ford Health. As CEO since 2016, Lassiter led Henry Ford through the COVID-19 pandemic, significantly expanding its footprint and growing revenue. He also earned recognition for the system’s focus on employee well-being and a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice.
Known as a strong voice for improving healthcare and a champion for health equity, Lassiter is the current Chair of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees.
“I’m honored to lead this organization, which is a driving force for access to high-quality, essential health services for all,” said Lassiter. “Among my priorities is supporting the health and well-being of CommonSpirit’s nurses, physicians, and staff, who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to our patients and the CommonSpirit mission through one of the most difficult periods in modern history.”