Centura Health Names New President of South Denver Group and Chief Executive Officer of Porter Adventist Hospital

(ENGLEWOOD, COLO.) Centura Health, the regions health care leader, today announced that Morre Dean, FACHE, has been named president, South Denver Group, Centura Health, and chief executive officer, Porter Adventist Hospital, effective March 30. In addition to his chief executive officer responsibilities at Porter Adventist Hospital, Dean will support the development of ambulatory, acute and post-acute care strategies in South Denver and the collaboration of the four South Denver Group hospitals (Castle Rock, Littleton, Parker and Porter Adventist Hospitals) to optimize the value of health care.

Most recently, Dean served as chief executive officer for Parker Adventist Hospital, where he oversaw completion of the $20.5 million Southlands Neighborhood Health Center in southeast Aurora and initiated master planning efforts, obtained capital approval and began construction on a $39 million phase one expansion of Parker Adventist Hospital, which will add four operating rooms, 24 beds and a parking deck to the campus. Additionally, he led initial development of Colorado Health Neighborhoods South Denver Regional Council to transform the delivery of health care to meet population health needs.

Prior to joining Parker Adventist Hospital, Dean served as president and chief executive officer of Glendale Adventist Medical Center in northern Los Angeles, where one of his proudest accomplishments was the introduction of the "I'm Here for You" customer service program that resulted in a 20 percentile points increase in patient satisfaction and "likely to recommend" scores.

Dean holds an MBA from the University of Central Florida and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Union College in Lincoln, Neb. He also is a certified public accountant.


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