Alex Kacik: Hi there, and welcome to Trendy Healthcare’s Past the Byline, the place we provide behind the scenes appears into our reporting. I am Alex Kacik, senior operations reporter. Senior finance reporter Tara Bannow is becoming a member of me at present to speak about CommonSpirit Well being, the most important not-for-profit well being system within the nation behind Kaiser Permanente. Thanks for becoming a member of me, Tara.
Tara Bannow: Thanks for having me.
Alex Kacik: So Lloyd Dean is retiring in the summertime of 2022, 3 years after Dignity Well being merged with Catholic Well being Initiatives to kind CommonSpirit Well being. This can be a sprawling 140 hospital well being system that spans over 20 states and has 33 billion in annual income. Whenever you’re speaking to of us who’ve watched him through the years lead varied well being techniques and the way CommonSpirit Well being is faring, what do they are saying about his departure?
Tara Bannow: Yeah. And personally, I used to be stunned to listen to this, so I form of went into it via that lens. I believed that Lloyd was going to be the one to form of keep and lead