CommonSpirit Welcomes Wright L. Lassiter III as New CEO

Wright L. Lassiter III, officially joined CommonSpirit Health as CEO on Aug. 1. He succeeded Lloyd Dean who retired.

Wright brings 30 years of experience working in large health systems, most recently as CEO at Henry Ford Health in Michigan.There he led Henry Ford through the COVID-19 pandemic, expanded services, grew revenue and earned recognition for the system’s focus on employee well-being and a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice.

“I’m honored to lead this organization, which is a driving force for access to high-quality, essential health services for all,” said Wright. “Among my priorities is supporting the health and well-being of CommonSpirit’s nurses, physicians, and staff, who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to our patients and the CommonSpirit mission through one of the most difficult periods in modern history.”

Recognized as an experienced national health care leader, Wright currently serves as the current Board Chair of the American Hospital Association and was a past chair of America’s Essential Hospitals.

Originally from Tuskegee, Alabama, Wright received his master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Indiana University. He completed his bachelor’s degree with honors in Chemistry from Le Moyne, a Jesuit college in upstate New York.

Wright and his wife, Cathy, have a daughter, Loren.

To learn more about Wright, download his at-a-glance biography or visit our special introductory website (must be logged into Google Workspace on desktop to access).