• Great Lakes Bay Health Centers Welcomes New Medical Officer

    Media Contact: Monica Woods, mwoods@glbhealth.org

    Great Lakes Bay Health Centers Welcomes New Medical Officer

    Great Lakes Bay Health Centers (GLBHC) announces the appointment of Norman Chapin, MD, MBA as its new Administrative Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Chapin is a highly experienced physician leader with a passion for improving the value of healthcare organizations and the communities they serve. Dr. Chapin will support GLBHC to ensure reliability, a just culture, robust performance improvements, cost analysis producing quality outcomes and providing excellent healthcare to individuals and communities - especially those who are underserved, uninsured or underinsured.

    The leadership team at GLBHC is confident that under Dr. Chapin’s direction, the commitment to serve our communities and provide quality healthcare for everyone throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region will continue to be our number one priority. “Dr. Chapin brings a great deal of experience and relationships to Great Lakes Bay Health Centers which will be critical to our continued efforts to change lives, families and communities because we care”, said Dr. Brenda Coughlin, President and CEO of Great Lakes Bay Health Centers.

    Norman Chapin, MD, MBA obtained his medical degree from Michigan State University, East Lansing in 1982 and received his MBA at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN in 2008. He has directed multiple healthcare organizations with his most recent at Sunrise PACE – Region 7 Area Agency on Aging in Fort Gratiot, MI.

    “Dr. Chapin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to GLBHC. Since he has worked and lived in the area, he is very aware of the needs of our communities and is uniquely qualified to help GLBHC in its mission of excellent health care for all”, said Dr. Douglas Saylor, Chief Health Services Officer.
    We are grateful to Dr. Douglas Saylor for his many years of service providing medical care to OB/Gyn patients and for helping to lead our organization to provide quality healthcare for everyone. His extraordinary care touched the lives of many and we appreciate his dedication and commitment to GLBHC over the years. We wish him the best wishes during his retirement.

    About Great Lakes Bay Health Centers:
    The mission of Great Lakes Bay Health Centers is to provide excellent health care to individuals and communities, especially those who are underserved, uninsured or underinsured. The services provided are sensitive to the needs of the community, are not based on ability to pay and are offered without regard to criteria such as race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity. GLBHC is one of the largest community health centers in the state. It is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center operating in 32 different locations throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond, providing medical, behavioral health and dental care to everyone regardless of their insurance coverage.

    For information on all GLBHC sites go to www.GreatLakesBayHealth.org. GLBHC is a Health Center Program grantee under 42. U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233 (g) – (n). The health centers are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant #H80CS00689 titled Health Center Cluster for $6,994,610 with about 87% funded with nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of Great Lakes Bay Health Centers and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. We are an equal opportunity provider and employer. Great Lakes Bay Health Centers is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, and employment. To request accommodation contact Ms. Woods at least ten days in advance at: (989) 759-6444 or e-mail at mwoods@glbhealth.org