News and updates
OCT 12, 2021
CommonSpirit Health, one of the country’s largest healthcare systems, announced today that CEO Lloyd Dean will retire from the organization next summer. CommonSpirit’s Board of Stewardship Trustees has begun a process to identify Dean’s successor.
OCT 5, 2021
CEO Lloyd Dean writes about the link between health inequities and climate change – and our role in addressing both.
October 5, 2021
Integrating data from the Propeller platform into Dignity Health’s EHR improves clinical and operational efficiencies and provides physicians with real-time insights to improve patient treatment decisions.
September 17, 2021
CommonSpirit demonstrated improved operating performance compared to prior years, showing the ability to manage through the COVID-19 pandemic and a commitment to operating discipline.
September 13, 2021
In this Health Care Executive article, Chief Information and Digital Officer Suja Chandrasekaran discusses how technology can support CommonSpirit’s mission.
September 2, 2021
Nurses make up the largest segment of the health care workforce and Kathleen Sanford, DBA, RN, CommonSpirit’s chief nursing officer, says listening to frontline nurses and acting on their input is necessary to combat the nursing shortage and elevate change.
August 31, 2021
CEO Lloyd Dean discusses how health organizations can do much more for those whose challenges extend beyond a physical illness.
August 26, 2021
CommonSpirit Health has delivered improved quality and $136 million in savings to Medicare for the 2020 performance year of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).
August 18, 2021
Women We Admire recognized Rosalyn Carpenter, CommonSpirit’s chief diversity officer, and Elizabeth Shih, EVP and special assistant to the President of Dignity Health, for their commitment to health care and for supporting lasting impacts across health care systems.
August 16, 2021
On Bloomberg Business Week, Dr. Tom McGinn, Executive Vice President, Physician Enterprise, discusses the resurgence of COVID, how hospitals are managing, and keeping kids safe as they head back to school.
August 12, 2021
CommonSpirit Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, will require that its 150,000 employees in 140 hospitals and more than 1,000 care sites and facilities across 21 states be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 1.
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CommonSpirit CIO listed among Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2021 “102 hospital and health system CIOs to know”
SEP 30, 2021
Suja Chandrasekaran, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer for CommonSpirit Health, is recognized as a leader in technology innovation and drives CommonSpirit’s digital strategies to improve patient, physician and employee experience.
SEP 1, 2021
CommonSpirit is among those participating in the Center for Community Investment’s Accelerating Investments for Healthy Communities program – with the goal of advancing community investment models like those outlined in the toolkit created by the Center for Community Investments and CHA.
SEP 01, 2021
Members of the Healthcare Anchor Network – including CommonSpirit -collectively commit to increase their spending with minority- and women-owned businesses – to at least $1 billion through 2026.
AUG 31, 2021
CommonSpirit’s facility management tactics and its systemwide reporting initiative to track energy performance enable CommonSpirit to be more efficient with equipment, controls and the use of renewables. Climate ambassadors remain an essential part of the hospital’s mission of environmental stewardship.
AUG 30, 2021
Dr. Tom McGinn and Trisha Crissman, COO of CommonSpirit’s Health at Home program, share insight into the influential factors that made saving $136M for Medicare possible.
AUG 31, 2021
Barbara Martin, Ph.D., has been named System Senior Vice President for Advanced Practice.
August 13, 2021
Chris Lowney, vice-chair of CommonSpirit’s board, shares why talent identification and employee development involves a combination of science and trusting gut feelings.
AUG 6, 2021
CEO Lloyd Dean joins fellow Black health care leaders to discuss race in America, racial inequities in health care, and what leaders can do to create change in their organizations in a webinar hosted by the Leverage Network and Becker’s Healthcare.
JUL 22, 2021
Dr. Marijka Grey and Dr. Alisahah Cole were honored as among the Top 100 Executive & Emerging Leaders by DiversityMBA.
JUL 20, 2021
Suja Chandrasekaran, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Digital & Information Officer, shares how Digital transformation is reshaping how the health care industry engages with patients and care providers.
JUL 13, 2021
Thomas McGinn, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President of Physician Enterprise, offers tips for engaging in conversations about the COVID-19 vaccines with patients who might be hesitant.
JUL 10, 2021
To underscore our support for LGBTQ+ youth, CommonSpirit Health has signed a public statement against bullying developed by the Tyler Clementi Foundation, founded by Tyler’s parents to honor their son, who ended his life after cyberbullying.
From our experts
Dr. Tom McGinn: Getting to the end of the pandemic
Dr. Tom McGinn provides insight on the current state of COVID-19, including new restrictions for Americans traveling to the EU, and how we can get to the last mile of this pandemic.
Cheddar TV: Dr. Tom McGinn on travel safety during COVID and getting vaccinated
Dr. McGinn, System EVP of Physician Enterprise, advised on pandemic travel safety, the pending cold, flu and COVID season, and why “the vaccine is the only solution” for a return to near-normalcy.
CommonSpirit CEO Lloyd Dean Shares Why Vaccination Is Our Best Chance to End the Pandemic
With hospitalization rates rapidly increasing, “we’re once again at a pivotal moment in this pandemic.” Dean provides insight into some of the community vaccine initiatives CommonSpirit has joined and encourages everyone to get vaccinated for the common good.