• Board of Directors Recognized for Service to Health System, Community

    News Release
    MidMichigan Health

    For Immediate Release
    Nov. 14, 2019
    Board of Directors Recognized for Service to Health System, Community
    MIDLAND, Mich. – Honoring its mission to provide excellent health services to its patients, MidMichigan Health’s Board of Directors are recognized for their commitment to the health system and the counties in which it serves. The 15-member volunteer board meets six times a year addressing topics such as community health status, financial performance and clinical quality, as well as the patient experience and employee and provider satisfaction.
    “The MidMichigan Health Board of Directors are a balanced group of engaged community and professional leaders working together to support and preserve our mission and vision of the health system,” said Diane Postler-Slattery, Ph.D., FACHE, president and CEO, MidMichigan Health. “These governing leaders provide strategic direction for the organization, a role that requires a substantial investment of time and expertise. We acknowledge and thank them for all they contribute for the betterment of our patients.”
    Pictured left to right, the 2019 board members serving MidMichigan Health are (back row): Bill Weideman, former vice president and CFO, Dow Chemical Company; Eric Smith, president, Panel Processing, Inc.; Gary McGuire, vice president and treasurer, Dow Chemical Company; Jim Wheeler, board vice chair, MidMichigan Health, and president, Greater Gratiot Development Inc.; Kevin Elliot, CEO, Diebold Insurance Agency, and David C. Miller, M.D., chief clinical officer, University Hospital and Frankel Cardiovascular Center and professor of urology. (Front row): Bob DeNooyer, retired, Consumers Energy; Jenee Velasquez, executive director, The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation; Bobbie Arnold, president and CEO, Charles J. Strosacker Foundation; Don Sheets, board chair, MidMichigan Health, principal of J. Donald Sheets Consulting, and former executive vice president and CFO, Dow Corning; Postler-Slattery; David A. Spahlinger, M.D., executive vice dean for clinical affairs, and president, U-M Health System; Sara Wassenaar, D.D.S., and Glenn Smith, former board chair, MidMichigan Health, and retired, Schumacher Insurance Inc. Not pictured: Greg Marcoe, D.O.
    “Our patients are the focus of everything we do, and our Board shares that passion,” said Postler-Slattery. “Our Board of Directors is an exceptional group of individuals and we are thankful for the energy and dedication they invest in our health system and the patients we serve in our 23-county footprint.”
    MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system headquartered in Midland, Michigan, affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan. MidMichigan Health covers a 23-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch. In addition to its Medical Centers, MidMichigan Health also offers both home health care and physician services, and has a strong commitment to medical education. MidMichigan Physicians Group provides urgent care and medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/ oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more. Currently, MidMichigan has more than 8,700 employees, volunteers, physicians and other personnel, and provided more than $90 million* in community benefits in fiscal year 2019.
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