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Health system appoints CEO

August 20, 2018
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Peter Hahn
Peter Hahn. Courtesy Metro Health - University of Michigan Health

After a national search, a health system in the area has named its next CEO.

Wyoming-based Metro Health - University of Michigan Health said this morning its Chief Medical Officer Dr. Peter Hahn will be promoted to CEO, effective Oct. 1.

The move comes after current CEO Michael Faas announced last year his plan to retire after 25 years at Metro Health.

“Dr. Hahn is the ideal selection to carry forward the transformational, visionary leadership of Mike Faas,” said Carlos Sanchez, co-chair of the Metro Health Hospital board. “The unanimous decision by our board members confirms Peter is the right choice at the right time to build on Metro Health’s legacy of patient-focused clinical excellence for West Michigan.”

As chief medical officer, Hahn was instrumental in Metro Health’s 2016 affiliation with University of Michigan Health, enabling a strategic expansion of services at Metro Health, as well as new accreditations and recognitions for excellence.

“I am thankful for the hard work by everyone involved in the hiring process,” Hahn said. “As I take on this responsibility, I am fortunate to be surrounded by an unmatched collection of talent and passion for health care. Together, we will ensure our culture of community engagement and patient-focused care will continue to define the experience people have at Metro Health - University of Michigan Health.”

The national search was conducted by the Metro Health Corporation Board of Directors and engaged members of the hospital and foundation boards, physician leadership, staff and the community.

The Oak Brook, Illinois-based national search firm Witt/Kieffer helped to produce candidates and guide the review and vetting process.

“Metro Health was started by physicians. Now it will be led by one,” said Steve Van Andel, a member of the Metro Health Corporation board.

A noted pulmonologist and former Mayo Clinic physician, Hahn served in various health care leadership roles in Oregon before coming to Metro Health. He has published, lectured and presented on numerous health care topics and served in national and regional health care leadership roles.

Hahn majored in political science at the University of Michigan, obtained his medical degree at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business.

He was a Mayo Foundation Scholar and the recipient of the Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award.

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