Dean Sanpei serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer and is responsible for leading the strategy and business development at Centura Health. Under his leadership, Sanpei is building sustaining, forward-thinking strategies to facilitate organizational growth and advance Centura’s efforts to build whole-person care and flourishing communities.
Prior to joining Centura Health, he was the Vice President of Strategy for Intermountain Healthcare, an integrated health care delivery system with 22 hospitals headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he served in progressively responsible hospital and health system strategy roles for more than 17 years. He also served as an elected Representative in the Utah State Legislature and chaired executive appropriations in the House of Representatives where he was responsible for a $15.1 billion annual state budget. He also helped move Utah Medicaid toward more accountable care and population health initiatives as well as drove efforts to ensure the state remains among a small minority of states with AAA credit ratings.
Dean has a bachelor degree from the University of Hawaii and a master of public administration degree from Brigham Young University. He has been consistently recognized for his political advocacy on behalf of public employees, people with disabilities, technology development, tax reform, and the business community. He is also active in child advocacy and international volunteer efforts.