Join us for the 2024 Summit

Lloyd Dean Institute summit 2024






The LDHI Humankindness and Health Justice Virtual Summit will be the first ever convening of national thought leaders to share insights, best practices and more about how the science of kindness, compassion, empathy and trust can accelerate health justice.

About the Institute

The Lloyd H. Dean Institute for Humankindness and Health Justice (LHDI) was launched in 2022 to help amplify our belief that health justice starts with humankindness. 

CommonSpirit defines humankindness as inspiring change in health care that leads to more empathy, listening and respect – because we believe that humanity holds the power to heal. LDHI serves as a convener and catalyst for health justice and humankindness initiatives, across our ministry and beyond. 

The summit experience



The Humankindness & Health Justice Virtual Summit will bring together national thought leaders across the health care landscape to share innovative insights and ways to leverage the science of kindness, compassion, empathy and trust in our everyday lives to create a more just, equitable and kind world.





Lloyd Dean Institute summit 2024
Lloyd Dean Institute summit 2024






With an expected 250 participants from across the country, the Humankindness & Health Justice Virtual Summit will engage a range of stakeholders, including members of CommonSpirit's National C-suite team, CommonSpirit Health Foundation supporters, community Leaders, members of local businesses and national corporate partners, health care workers, representatives from each of our five regions across 22 states, NGOs, and like-minded individuals passionate about equitable health for all. 

The virtual summit will serve as a place to share knowledge and ideas, an opportunity to network for our internal and external partners, and a chance to engage with new friends, donors and community members with a shared passion for health justice.

Event goals include:








Educate on the intersection of humankindness and health justice as a way to achieve culturally compassionate, competent care.

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Lloyd Dean Institute summit 2024
Lloyd Dean Institute summit 2024







Inspire and empower existing humankindness and health justice efforts across CommonSpirit and support the scaling of best practices.








Innovate around novel humankindness and health justice initiative for staff, patients and communities.

Lloyd Dean Institute summit 2024

Meet the keynote speaker

James Rhee




James Rhee is the founder and national bestselling author of red helicopter. He is a high school teacher and Harvard Law graduate who became a private equity investor, unexpectedly acclaimed CEO, and a voice of global leadership. He bridges math with emotions by marrying capital with purpose. His transofrmational leadership ha been recognized by the leading business and civic organizations. 

James Rhee


Complete your CME credits

Following the virtual summit, you can engage in two follow-up seminars in October and November for additional CME credits.

Provided by Baylor College of Medicine


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Baylor College of Medicine and CommonSpirit Health. Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.