an interview by Margaret Hambleton, CHC, CHPC
Meet Lloyd Dean
This interview with Lloyd Dean was conducted in the
last quarter of 2017 by Margaret Hambleton (Margaret.
Hambleton@DignityHealth.org), Vice President, Corporate
Compliance Officer at Dignity Health in San Francisco, CA.
Margaret also serves as President of the SCCE & HCCA
Board of Directors.
Lloyd Dean is a Keynote Speaker at the 2018 Compliance
Institute, Tuesday, April 17 and will discuss, “Compliance as
a Strategic Business Partner: A CEO’s Perspective.”
MH: Thank you so much for taking the
time to talk with us today. Can you tell us a bit
about Dignity Health?
LD: Dignity Health began as a single hos-
pital, founded on the belief that all people
deserve medical care, regardless of their back-
ground, ethnicity, or circumstances. Today,
it is one of the largest health systems in the
nation, a 22-state network that continues this
healing ministry every day. Dignity Health
reaches beyond hospital walls to keep patients
and communities healthy through collabora-
tion and innovation, faith and compassion,
advocacy, and action.
MH: We have known each other for a long
time now and, for as long as I have known
you, you have always been a very strong supporter of compliance programs. When did you
realize the importance of compliance?
LD: When I started my career, formal
compliance programs didn’t really exist. And
I would hear stories about other locations
where there would be unwarranted tests or
unnecessary prescriptions. It was clear to me
Chief Executive Officer