Dean M. Harrison, MBA, is the president and chief executive officer of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, the primary teaching affiliate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Since joining Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in 1998, Mr. Harrison has been instrumental to the creation and success of Northwestern Medicine, now an integrated academic health system anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Northwestern Medical Group.

Mr. Harrison is a member of the CEO Executive Board of Vizient University Health System Consortium and serves on the boards of directors of the Center for Medical Interoperability, Economic Club of Chicago, Executive Club of Chicago, Illinois Health and Hospital Association, Northern Trust, Northwestern University, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and World Business Chicago.

Recent Posts by Dean Harrison

Physician Burnout Is A Public Health Crisis: A Message To Our Fellow Health Care CEOs

Burnout among physicians is becoming a national health crisis. Leadership is needed to address the root causes of this problem and reposition the health care workforce for the future. The authors of this paper---the CEOs of our respective institutions---are committing to do just that.