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Health system president retiring

February 2, 2017
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Greg Loomis
Greg Loomis. Courtesy Mercy Health

The leader of a health system in the region has announced he plans to retire in the summer.

Mercy Health Muskegon, part of Mercy Health, said yesterday Greg Loomis will retire on June 30 from his role as the lakeshore system’s president.

"Serving as president of Mercy Health Muskegon has been the highlight of my career," Loomis said.

Loomis’ hospital leadership experience spans more than three decades and the three legacy Muskegon hospitals.

He was a member of the local leadership teams that integrated Muskegon General Hospital and Mercy Hospital in 1995 and Hackley Hospital and Mercy General Health Partners in 2008.

Loomis began his career in Hackley Community Hospital's storeroom at 17, before serving for four years in the U.S. Navy and attending college. He returned to Hackley in 1975. In 1979, he began his first leadership position at Mercy General Hospital, eventually serving as VP of professional services.

He was named president of Mercy Health Muskegon on Jan. 1, 2014 and served as interim president for one year prior. 

He is currently leading Mercy Health Muskegon in designing and building a new $271-million, 267-bed medical center — which the system said is Muskegon's largest-ever construction project — as a step in consolidating the existing three Mercy Health Muskegon hospital campuses.

The organization broke ground on the project last September and plans to complete the center in June 2019.

Scott Musselman, president of Mercy Health Muskegon's board, said Loomis has been “an outstanding leader” and led the organization through “much change over the past several years.”

“The board is grateful for his innumerable contributions to Mercy Health and his excellent leadership over the past four years,” Musselman said.

Roger Spoelman, president and CEO of Mercy Health, said Loomis’ “dedication, expertise and passion will be greatly missed.”

He said Loomis has been through “every major development of our health system in Muskegon for nearly four decades.”

Mercy Health Muskegon has five main locations, including four hospitals, with some 21,000 inpatient discharges and 137,000 emergency/urgent care visits annually.

The organization employs 375 physicians and offers a number of exclusive specialty physician care services for the region.

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