CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System Names President/CEO

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System is pleased to announce Dean Alexander, FACHE, has accepted the senior leadership role as President/CEO for the Santa Rosa market, effective April 3, 2017.

Mr. Alexander is returning to the San Antonio area after serving as the Market Executive Vice President for TeamHealth’s Central Group in Nashville, TN. There he oversaw significant growth through contract acquisition and mergers, initiated cost saving efforts, and improved patient and provider satisfaction for the 13 states region with more than 150 physician practice contracts.

Elaine Mendoza, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System Chair, noted “Mr. Alexander brings a wealth of knowledge in developing and growing teams and cultivating outstanding physician relations; CHRISTUS is fortunate to have him join our health care ministry.”

Mr. Alexander previously served as Chief Executive Officer with Methodist Healthcare System’s, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, a partnership between Methodist Ministries and Hospital Corporation of America. There, his solid performance led to outstanding outcomes including budget performance, top tier HCAHPS patient satisfaction, hospital expansion, and emergency services development and integration. He also led the development, opening, and operation of the Methodist Boerne Medical Center.

With a career dedicated to health care, Mr. Alexander brings years of chief leadership from a variety of facilities in Texas, Florida, and Louisiana. He earned his MBA at the University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, AL and his Bachelor of Science from the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. He enjoys being outdoors and is married to Allison and they have two children, Abbe and Tommy. Mr. Alexander commented, “It is a blessing to have the opportunity to return to the San Antonio area and to lead a dynamic health care ministry such as CHRISTUS Santa Rosa. Health care is an ever changing environment and I look forward to continuing the work the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate word began in 1869, and further growing and leading CHRISTUS Santa Rosa for years to come.”

Dominic Dominguez, CHRISTUS Health – South Texas senior vice president of operations noted, “I am confident Mr. Alexander will effectively collaborate with the System’s Associates, physicians, and leaders; he’s one who can effectively navigate the changes in the health care industry to continue CHRISTUS Santa Rosa’s more than140year legacy.

About CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System Founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and San Antonio, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa is a Catholic, faithbased, nonprofit health and wellness ministry dedicated to extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and providing the highest quality medical care and services available. As one of the top health care organizations in South-Central Texas, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa has five hospital campuses. The Children’s Hospital, affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, is located in downtown San Antonio. We also have hospitals located in the South Texas Medical Center, New Braunfels, Westover Hills, and a surgical hospital in Alamo Heights. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System also owns a majority interest in CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Centers – San Antonio, LLC, a joint venture physician partnership which is comprised of two outpatient surgery centers in San Antonio with facilities in Stone Oak and the Medical Center. Additionally, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System owns a majority interest in the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Centers in New Braunfels and San Marcos, a joint venture physician partnership. For additional information on CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, visit Find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at

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