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Health system appoints hospital president

October 8, 2018
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Angela Ditmar
Angela Ditmar. Courtesy Spectrum Health

A local health care system has named a new hospital president.

Angela Ditmar, R.N., has been appointed president of Spectrum Health Pennock and southeast regional market leader within West Michigan, effective Nov. 1.

She will assume her new role from Sheryl Lewis-Blake, who announced an Oct. 1 retirement earlier this year.

Ditmar is currently VP for cancer health at Spectrum Health.

Since joining Spectrum Health in 2011, Ditmar has held a variety of leadership positions, including VP of operations for women’s health, as well as director of cardiovascular services.

She also previously provided oversight for respiratory care, bronchoscopy and sleep disorder centers.

Ditmar was “instrumental” in helping establish the cancer center at Spectrum Health Pennock in 2017.

“After a diligent and exhaustive process, the search committee members were unanimous in their support of Ms. Ditmar and the recommendation to the board of trustees for her to become the new regional market leader and president of Spectrum Health Pennock,” said Nathan Tagg, chair of the Spectrum Health Pennock board and selection committee co-chair.

“Her qualifications, engaging personality and record of success in other roles within Spectrum Health impressed the committee members. I believe those traits will be an asset to the employees and, most importantly, patients of Spectrum Health Pennock.”

Ditmar has participated on numerous professional advisory boards and served as a mentor in the Association of Cancer Executives fellowship program.

She is also an active community member, serving as board VP for Lakeshore Area Radiation Oncology and as a past board member for the Davenport Alumni Association and Grand Rapids Chamber Choir.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in business and an M.B.A. from Davenport University.

She is currently pursuing an M.S. in nursing at Ferris State University.

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