Name: Wright L. Lassiter III
New Title: Chief executive of CommonSpirit Health, one of the nation's largest health systems
Current Title: Chief executive of Henry Ford Health System
CommonSpirit Health announced Lassiter will become the system's new CEO, succeeding Lloyd Dean who said last year he planned to retire in 2022.
Lassiter is set to leave his current post as CEO of Detroit's Henry Ford Health System in late July. Managing complex health systems positions him well to lead CommonSpirit, which encompasses 140 hospitals and more than 1,500 sites of care across 21 states, Board Chair Chris Lowney said in a statement.
Lassiter takes the helm just a few years after CommonSpirit was formed through the 2019 merger between Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives.