She said the plans include improved digital health services, at-home services, health equity and costs but did not elaborate on what those programs may look like in their developmental phase.
The new system’s board is largely made up of internal physicians and longtime Michigan-based executives. The board includes: Chair Julie Fream, president and CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association; Freese Decker; Christopher Carpenter, medical department chief at Beaumont and chair of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine; Mark Davidoff, president and CEO of The Fischer Group; Doug DeVos, chair of Amway; Marija Grahovac, obstetrics and gynecology physician at Beaumont and former department chief at Oakwood Healthcare; Ronald Hall, CEO of Detroit-based auto supplier Bridgewater Interiors; Angel Hernandez, chief of neurosciences at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; Philomena Mantella, president of Grand Valley State University; Timothy O’Brien, President of TOB Consulting; William Payne, president of BP Ventures; Robert Roth, President and CEO, RoMan Manufacturing; Thomas Saeli, CEO of JRB Enterprises / Duro-Last; Michael Todman, former Whirlpool chair and president of TMA Ltd .; and Sean Welsh, current board chair at Spectrum and regional president of PNC Bank.
BHSH has filled many leadership roles in the organization, including moving over several leaders at Beaumont and Spectrum to fill similar roles at the parent company. However, several roles are left to fill, including chief risk officer, chief human resources officer and chief strategy officer.
The organization will conduct a search to fill the open positions in the next few weeks.
“As we launch our new health system, we have a bold goal to transform health and are thrilled to unite our two great organizations,” Freese Decker said in a press release. “Together, we will leverage our complementary strengths to innovate and make a positive impact for our communities and their health. We look forward to working with our physicians, team members, patients, health plan members and partners across our state to provide healthcare and coverage that is accessible, affordable, equitable and exceptional. “
This story first appeared in our sister publication, Crain’s Detroit Business.