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Friday, 14 April 2017 16:47

Spectrum Health appoints new EVP and COO

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Spectrum Health today named Tina Freese Decker as executive vice president and chief operating officer as part of an executive restructuring.

Freese Decker moves into the new executive position after serving since July 2014 as president of the 12-hospital Spectrum Health Hospital Group. As COO and EVP, she will oversee strategy and lead the health system’s operations, including the Hospital Group, the Spectrum Health Medical Group, human resources and information services.

She joined Spectrum Health in 2002 as an administrator and became director of system strategic planning and development. She was promoted in 2006 to vice president of that department and the executive director of the Spectrum Health Regional Hospital Network. In 2011, she was named president of Spectrum Health United and Kelsey hospitals, and then senior vice president and chief strategy officer in 2013.

In other changes, Dr. Seth Wolk will now focus solely on his duties as chief medical officer, giving up the dual role of president for the Spectrum Health Medical Group that he’s led since March 2014. He added chief medical office duties that July.

Dr. Doug Apple becomes interim president of the 1,400-member Spectrum Health Medical Group and Gwen Sandefur becomes the interim president of Spectrum Health Hospital Group. Both have been executives within each group and will report to Freese Decker.

The executive changes are effective April 24.

“We have outstanding leaders who help drive our success on behalf of the communities we serve,” Spectrum Health President and CEO Richard C. Breon said. “Our goal is to align leadership and operations to better meet the challenges and opportunities we are experiencing as an industry. As we grow and evolve as a health system, we continue to look at our leadership structure to ensure it best supports our efforts to bring high-value, high-quality health care to our patients and health plan members.”

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