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Spectrum Health names president of hospitals

December 11, 2013
| By Pete Daly |
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Spectrum Health names president of hospitals
Brian Brasser. Courtesy Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health has named the president of two of its hospitals.

Brian Brasser is the president of Spectrum Health United and Kelsey hospitals.

United Hospital is a community hospital in Greenville, with 65 acute-care beds and 40 long-term-care beds.

Kelsey Hospital is a federally designated Critical Access Hospital in Lakeview, with 16 acute-care beds and 31 skilled-nursing-facility beds.

Health care background

Brasser has served as the chief nursing officer for United and Kelsey hospitals since 2007 and chief operating officer at Kelsey Hospital since 2004.

His accomplishments and contributions to both hospitals include developing strategic and operational plans to ensure optimal services and quality care to patients.

Spectrum Health said Brasser is also "actively involved in both communities and has built important relationships with local leaders that will strengthen communications and planning going forward."

Brasser earned a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University and a bachelor of science in nursing from Calvin College.

"Because of his unique experience and established relationships, Brian will be able to smoothly assume leadership of both hospitals and support the well-being of the communities they serve," said Marc Chircop, senior vice president, regional relationships, delivery system, Spectrum Health.

Freese-Decker

Brasser is assuming the role from Christina Freese-Decker, who was recently named senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Spectrum Health.

Freese-Decker has served as president of Spectrum Health United and Kelsey hospitals since 2011.

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