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Hospital names president

September 22, 2015
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An experienced health care administrative leader will begin serving as president of a lakeshore hospital later this year.

Spectrum Health announced Sept. 22 the appointment of Ron Lewis as the new president of Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital.

Lewis follows Henry Veenstra, who retired as president this month after 41 years at the helm.

The role

As president of Zeeland Community Hospital, Lewis will coordinate operations for inpatient and outpatient services, manage daily operations and provide leadership for the hospital. He will also play an active role in developing long-term strategic objectives and plans, including the roughly 5,300-square-foot build-out on the third floor for a specialty care clinic.

Mark Wilson, chair of the Zeeland Community Hospital board, said Lewis has a drive for excellence, strong leadership experiences, and a sincere commitment to the mission to improve the health of the community.

“We are pleased to have Ron continuing Zeeland Community Hospital’s legacy of regarded leadership, both in the hospital and in our community,” said Wilson.

Lewis will begin serving as president on Nov. 2.


Prior to his appointment at Spectrum Health, Lewis served in a number of administrative leadership positions for Indianapolis-based Community Health Network. His roles included regional vice president and COO, interim president and chief executive officer of Community Howard Regional Health, and network vice president of neuroscience.

Marc Chircop, senior vice president of regional relationships at Spectrum Health, said Lewis has extensive health care administration experience.

“(He) has a keen understanding of the continuum of high quality services and specialty care needed to support a vibrant community,” said Chircop.

Lewis has also served as the administrative director for Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital; and as executive director of the orthopedics, neurological and rehabilitation unit at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Michigan State University, received a master’s degree in clinical social work from Western Michigan University, and holds an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, according to a Community Health Network press release. Lewis is also a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives.

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