PANEL | The State of Healthcare: Industry Leader’s Perspectives | 1:45–3:15 PM

Dean Hommer the Chief Medical Officer for the Corpus Christi Medical Center. Dean has over  30 years of operational, clinical and strategic healthcare experience. Prior to joining Corpus  Christi Medical Center, he served as the Deputy Commanding Officer (Chief of Staff Chief  Operations Officer) and Chief Medical Officer at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El  Paso. He has held clinical leadership roles at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio and  Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 

Dean entered the United States Military Academy from Seattle, Washington in 1984; graduating  from West Point in 1988. He holds a Master of Health Services Administration from the  University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North  Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Hommer completed his medical degree at the Uniformed Services  University of the Health Sciences located in Bethesda, Maryland and his residency in Physical  Medicine and Rehabilitation and fellowship in Pain Medicine at the Walter Reed Army Medical  Center in Washington, DC. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Association of  Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and is a Certified Physician Executive by the  American Association for Physician Leadership  

Dr. Hommer has served as the Secretary of the Southwest Healthcare Executives Association  (ACHE El Paso Chapter), and currently serves on the ACHE Regent’s Advisory Council for  Central and South Texas, as well as the ACHE Programs, Products and Services Committee. He  recently began service as the Chapter Committee Chair for the South Texas Chapter-Local  Program Council. He is a member of the Associate Board of Trustees of the Mission of Mercy in  Corpus Christi. Dean is an ACHE mentor and is a recipient of the ACHE Regent’s Award for  Career Achievement (Army Chapter). Colonel (Retired) Hommer has been awarded the Legion  of Merit for his service in the United States Army of over 30 years and the Army “A” Designator  for clinical excellence. 

Dean is married to Kitty (and her two cats; Sylvia and Jasper), and has four adult children living