Mercy Health CEO Roger Spoelman steps down | Business
Written by Mark Sanchez
MUSKEGON — Giving up day-to-day duties as president and CEO of Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon allows Roger Spoelman to spend more time focusing on the regional operations for parent company Trinity Health.
The move ends Spoelman’s 25 years as chief executive at a hospital in Muskegon, where he engineered two mergers that led to the creation of Mercy Health Partners in April 2008 following the union between Hackley Hospital and Mercy General Health Partners. Spoelman was also chief executive of the former Muskegon General Hospital when it merged with Mercy General Health Partners in 1995.
As Trinity Health works to bring its West Michigan operations closer under the Mercy Health banner, Spoelman’s focus will shift to “helping to define the region” and tightening ties between hospitals in Muskegon, Grand Rapids, Shelby, Cadillac and Grayling.
“It’s to care for those relationships that we already have and to develop them,” Spoelman said. “The focus is just more regional and caring for those organizations that are in and potentially in... our network in the future.”
Trinity’s West Michigan operations includes five hospital campuses with more than 800 beds...
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