SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dignity Health is shocked by the sudden passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. He was a visionary leader for the city and provided stable leadership despite a contentious political environment.
"I am deeply saddened about the passing of Mayor Ed Lee," said Lloyd Dean, President and CEO of Dignity Health. "He was a committed and courageous public servant with the highest integrity. He was loved by San Francisco and will be missed by all. Our heartfelt prayers are with his family during this difficult time."
Dignity Health leaders enjoyed a highly productive relationship with Mayor Lee to preserve and protect affordable health care, increase affordable housing, and advocate for the care of the homeless and mentally ill. As Mayor, he took the bold steps necessary to expand access to quality services for all San Franciscans and will leave an indelible mark on this city for years to come.
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Dignity Health, one of the nation's largest health care systems, is a 22-state network of more than 9,000 physicians, 63,000 employees, and 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging and surgery centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY17, Dignity Health provided $2.6 billion in charitable care and community services. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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