Hospital Association Elects 2017 Officers and Board Members

Posted on June 29, 2017

Outgoing MHA Board Chairman Robert Riney, president, healthcare operations, and chief operating officer, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit passes the gavel to the 2017-2018 MHA Board of Trustees Chairman Loren Hamel, MD, president and CEO, Lakeland Health.Members of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) elected new officers and appointed board members during the association’s Annual Membership Meeting on June 29. Officers of the 2017 MHA Board of Trustees include, Loren Hamel, MD, chair; Greg Lane, chair-elect; and John Fox, treasurer. The board directs the greater Lansing-based association’s statewide representation of hospitals and healthcare providers.

Hamel, president and CEO, Lakeland Health, St. Joseph, will serve as chairman during the association’s 2017-2018 program year beginning July 1. The terms of service of Lane, senior vice president and chief administrative officer, McLaren Health Care, Flint, and Fox, president, Beaumont Health, Southfield, will also span the 2017-2018 program year. Robert Riney, president, healthcare operations, and chief operating officer, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, will serve as immediate past chairman.

Shelleye Yaklin, president and CEO, North Ottawa Community Hospital, Grand Haven, and Robert Casalou, regional president and CEO, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Canton, were appointed to the board as trustees-at-large for three-year terms.

Additional members of the 2017-2018 MHA Board of Trustees include Duke Anderson, president and CEO, Hillsdale Hospital; Daniel Babcock, CEO, Marlette Regional Hospital; Edward Bruff, president and CEO, Covenant HealthCare, Saginaw; T. Anthony Denton, senior vice president and chief operating officer, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor; James “Chip” Falahee, senior vice president, legal & legislative affairs, Bronson Healthcare Group, Kalamazoo; Christina Freese Decker, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids; David Jahn, president and CEO, War Memorial Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie; Timothy Johnson, CEO, Eaton Rapids Medical Center; Gwen MacKenzie, senior vice president, Ascension Healthcare, and Michigan ministry market executive, Ascension Michigan, Warren; Charles Nelson, Upper Peninsula regional CEO, Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, Laurium; Edwin Ness, president and CEO, Munson Healthcare, Traverse City; Diane Postler-Slattery, president and CEO, MidMichigan Health, Midland; Anthony Tedeschi, MD, CEO, Detroit Medical Center; and Ginger Williams, MD, president and CEO, Oaklawn Hospital, Marshall. In addition, Brian Peters was reappointed to serve an indefinite term of office as CEO of the association. 

Photo Caption: Outgoing MHA Board Chairman Robert Riney, president, healthcare operations, and chief operating officer, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit passes the gavel to the 2017-2018 MHA Board of Trustees Chairman Loren Hamel, MD, president and CEO, Lakeland Health.

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