About Sam Dean
As administrator of USA University Hospital, Sam Dean is responsible for day-to-day operations of the 1,400-employee acute care hospital and has more than 15 years of health care leadership experience. Prior to coming to USA Health, he most recently served as chief operating officer of Merit Health Central in Jackson, Mississippi. Dean also was vice president of clinical services and assistant chief executive officer at Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama, and director of clinic operations at Mobile Infirmary. He began his career in 2005 as an administrative resident at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Alabama.
Dean earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and business from Auburn University and master's of business administration and health administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and was previously a member of the Alabama Hospital Association. Dean and his wife, Alicia, have three children.