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Spectrum, Beaumont build new health system launching Feb. 1

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health and Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health are partnering to create a new health system, temporarily called BHSH System, which will launch Feb. 1.

The two systems have provided all the requested information to regulatory agencies, according to a Jan. 31 news release shared with Becker's.

BHSH will be a 22-hospital system, with more than 300 outpatient locations and several post-acute facilities. The organization will employ more than 64,000 people.

The combined health system will also have a provider-sponsored health plan called Priority Health, which will serve more than 1.2 million people in Michigan.

Tina Freese Decker, the president and CEO of Spectrum, will serve as president and CEO of the new system. She will also serve on the board of directors, which has seven members appointed by Spectrum and seven appointed by Beaumont.

"As we launch our new health system, we have a bold goal to transform health and are thrilled to unite our two great organizations," Ms. Decker said. "Together, we will leverage our complementary strengths to innovate and make a positive impact for our communities and their health."

Below is a list of who will take over the leadership positions at BHSH, according to the release:

  • Chief digital and information officer: Jason Joseph
  • CFO: Matthew Cox
  • Chief inclusion, equity, diversity and social impact officer: open
  • Chief integration officer: Pamela Ries
  • Chief integrity and risk officer: open
  • Chief legal officer: David Leonard
  • Chief marketing and consumer experience officer: Jeremy Harper
  • Chief people officer: open
  • Chief strategy officer: open
  • President of BHSH Beaumont Health: open (interim: Nancy Susick, RN)
  • President of BHSH Spectrum Health Lakeland and strategic adviser of BHSH System: Loren Hamel, MD
  • President of BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan: Darryl Elmouchi, MD
  • President of Priority Health: Praveen Thadani

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