Health Talk with Community Medical Center’s CEO Dean French
This morning, Peter and Jon welcomed Community Medical Center's CEO Dean French to Health Talk. Dean French, MD joined Community Medical Center as the CEO in October of 2015. Prior to moving to Missoula, Dr. French guided Canyon Vista Medical Center in Sierra Vista, Arizona and also was the Chief Operating Officer at Mission Trail Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Before venturing into the administration side of the hospital, Dr. French practiced family medicine for ten years at Clark Fork Valley Hospital in Plains, where it became evident he was talented enough to be well utilized, even dappling in the architecture of the hospital itself. Practicing in a small market meant you did everything, and a lot of it. To this day, his patients from Plains still send him Christmas cards. When he's not working, you can find him working. What he won't tell you, but you need to know, before becoming a doctor, Dr. French was a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, known as the Green Berets for a decade. Dr. French absolutely loves Missoula and couldn't wait to come back home, his wife and two of his four children are also in Montana.