Dr. Dean French became Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of ScionHealth in August 2022. With his extensive medical experience, he provides strategic leadership and oversight of physician, clinical and quality initiatives across ScionHealth’s 61 long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs), and 18 community hospital campuses and associated health systems.

Dr. French is an experienced physician executive, having previously served as Chief Medical Officer for multiple hospitals. He also has a long track record of operational and financial success as a hospital CEO. Dr. French most recently served as CEO for Northwestern Medical Center in Saint Albans, Vermont, where he restored the organization’s strong financial standing and positioned the hospital as the state’s leader in population health. He is uniquely qualified for this important position with ScionHealth based on his nearly 20 years of outstanding experience in transformational and collaborative leadership in hospitals and health systems nationwide.

Dr. French received a doctorate of medicine from the University of Washington School of Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in microbiology with honors from the University of Arizona. He is a Family Physician and has worked as a rural primary care physician, hospitalist, and Emergency Department physician. Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. French served in the U.S. Army Special Forces.

On top of his professional experience, he has served as a board member for a range of organizations, most recently including the Vermont Association of Hospitals, OneCare Vermont and the Missoula Economic Partnership.

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of ScionHealth