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Health system names chief strategy officer

January 14, 2016
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Health system names VP of strategy
Roger Jansen. Courtesy Spectrum Health

A health care system has named a current employee to the position of senior vice president for business development and chief strategy officer.

Spectrum Health said yesterday that Roger Jansen, Ph.D. accepted the position and began his new role on Jan. 10.

Jansen will be responsible for identifying growth opportunities for Spectrum Health and assist in developing a long-range strategic direction for the Spectrum Health system.

Changing landscape

Jansen said the health care landscape is “rapidly changing,” requiring “new thinking and approaches.”

“Spectrum Health will be prepared to offer new products, services and support to meet the needs of the communities we serve,” Jansen said.

Jansen said in addition to helping people when they are sick or injured, the health system will use its knowledge and skills to “help capitalize on good health” and “curtail the chances of getting sick” to begin with.

Jansen background

Jansen has been Spectrum Health’s chief human resources officer since 2011 and added the role of SVP of strategy to his duties in 2014.

In these roles, he successfully implemented human resource initiatives for Spectrum Health Medical Group, Spectrum Health Hospital Group and Priority Health.

Prior to joining Spectrum Health, Jansen served as CEO of ThinkWise, an organizational learning, consulting and technology company.

His knowledge and insight also comes from his experiences in previous positions as a corporate psychologist, psychological consultant, clinical psychologist and founder of a software company.

Jansen earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a master's and doctorate in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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