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Health network names executive team

January 9, 2018
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Mary Boyd. Courtesy Mercy Health

A new health care network serving West Michigan has named its executive team.

The Trinity Health-owned health systems of Mercy Health in West Michigan and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, or SJMHS, in southeast Michigan said yesterday they appointed the executive team that will lead their unified statewide network, effective Jan. 1.

The network was announced last fall. Both systems will retain their current names and campuses.

"These leaders have proven ability in their respective areas to advance strategic partnerships, growth initiatives and payer strategies in order to create a strong, people-centered care delivery network across Michigan," said Rob Casalou, president and CEO, Mercy Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

Mary Boyd, chief integration officer: She was previously EVP of regional network and system development for Mercy Health. She will oversee strategy and business development, process excellence, accreditation, business health solutions, innovation hub and medical group and provider services across the state.

Sally Guindi, general counsel: She has led the legal team and governance for SJMHS for many years and will continue to work closely with the statewide executive leadership team and Trinity Health to establish key statewide affiliations and partnerships.

Michael Gusho, chief financial officer: He has been CFO for SJMHS and interim CFO for Mercy Health since September 2017. He will now assume the role statewide.

Ane McNeil, chief human resources officer: She previously served as chief human resources officer for SJMHS. She will assume statewide HR leadership and responsibility for strategic HR practices that align within Michigan and Trinity Health.

Michele Szczypka, chief marketing and communications officer: She was previously chief marketing officer for SJMHS. She will oversee marketing, communications, the digital solutions group, call center functions and physician network marketing throughout Michigan.

Dr. Rosalie Tocco-Bradley, Ph.D., chief clinical officer: She currently serves as chief medical officer of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston hospitals and chief clinical officer for SJMHS. She will work to integrate acute care flow, clinical research, quality, safety, risk, informatics, medical staff office and GME programs throughout Michigan.

"Through our efforts, we are better organized to serve patients with a healthier, stronger and more responsive statewide health care system," Casalou said.

The new health network in Michigan includes eight hospitals, with a total of 2,357 licensed beds, nine outpatient health centers, 12 urgent care facilities and more than 35 specialty centers. It employs more than 22,500 people and has a medical staff of nearly 4,000 physicians.

The new statewide structure is part of Trinity Health's national strategy to "integrate teams and resources to serve communities better."

For instance, Trinity Health recently combined five hospitals and other facilities in Connecticut and Massachusetts to form Trinity Health of New England.

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