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Health system hires president

January 3, 2019
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Peter Bergmann
Peter Bergmann. Courtesy Ascension Michigan

A health system in the region has selected a new president.

Ascension Michigan said today that Peter Bergmann will take the role for the Kalamazoo-based Borgess health system, effective Feb. 11.

Bergmann comes from Parma Medical Center, part of the University Hospitals system in Cleveland, where he was president for nearly two years.

Previously, Bergmann was president for 11 years of the Ascension-owned Sisters of Charity Hospital and St. Joseph Campus, a two-campus hospital in Buffalo, New York, where the company said he “achieved notable increases in quality and patient satisfaction measures, successfully merged two medical staffs and led a financial turnaround.”

He has also held leadership positions at other health care organizations and companies.

“Based on his outstanding credentials, his experience within and outside of Ascension and his commitment to our mission of service, quality care and the patient experience, Peter is an excellent choice to lead Ascension Borgess,” said Jean Meyer, COO, Ascension Michigan.

“Peter is a collaborative leader and an authentic communicator, who will immediately create strong connections with our Ascension Borgess associates and providers.”

He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and health planning from Alfred University and a master’s degree in health administration from Cornell University, as well as a graduate certificate in the formation for Catholic health care ministry leadership from the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis.

Ascension

Borgess is a part of Ascension, a national health care organization serving Michigan for more than 140 years.

In Michigan, Ascension operates 15 hospitals and hundreds of related health care facilities that together employ more than 20,000 associates.

Ascension operates 2,600 facilities — including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities — in 21 states and the District of Columbia.

It also provides a variety of services and solutions: physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management and contracting.

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