Romain A Spectrum CEO

February 12, 2007
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Spectrum Health has appointed Don Romain to the position of CEO and administrator for Spectrum Health Special Care Hospital.

The 76-bed special care hospital is on the sixth floor of the Spectrum Health Kent Community Campus and is specifically designed for long-term acute care patients. Romain will provide direction, oversight and leadership for the area’s only long-term acute care hospital.

Romain served as president of Sparrow Specialty Hospital in Lansing prior to joining Spectrum Health. He previously held other leadership roles including director of senior health with Sparrow Health System. He also has served as the finance director of the Tri-County Aging Consortium in Lansing.

He earned a bachelor’s of science in business administration and a master’s of science in health care administration from Central Michigan University.

A long-term acute care hospital is a hospital created to treat patients with medically complex conditions that require extended acute hospital stays, according to Romain. The primary purpose of a special care hospital is to give acutely ill patients the extended healing time and attention needed to gain strength and improved health before being discharged to home or other levels of care.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care through its seven hospitals, more than 140 service sites and 460,000-member health plan, Priority Health. Spectrum Health has 13,000 employees, 1,400 medical staff members and 2,000 volunteers. The organization provided $88 million in community benefit during its 2005 fiscal year. Spectrum Health has earned numerous national awards including being ranked in Verispan’s listing of top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks.      HQX

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