Spectrum Health

Creating a new health system.

For Michigan,‎ By Michigan™‎

For Michigan,‎ By Michigan.®


GRAND RAPIDS and SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – BHSH System welcomes Tracie Morris as its new chief people officer, effective September 11.

In this role, Morris will be integral in developing inspirational and innovative people strategies that will propel the organization forward to thrive in a vibrant and inclusive culture. She will champion the programs and initiatives that impact our people, such as learning, development, recruitment, retention, culture and well-being.

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BHSH System welcomes Carlos Cubia as its chief inclusion, equity, diversity and sustainability officer, effective June 30.

In this role, Cubia will be responsible for inspiring and defining the systemwide transformational and innovative inclusion, equity (inclusive of health equity), diversity and sustainability strategies to drive the organization toward its goals of transforming health for the communities it serves, improving health and health equity, and fostering a culture of belonging.

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BHSH System welcomes Benjamin Schwartz, MD, MHCM, FACOG, FACS, as the new president of BHSH Beaumont Health,
effective July 5.

“In the search for the new president of BHSH Beaumont Health, we were looking for a leader with the proven ability to drive excellence, a strong developer of teams and culture, a dynamic communicator, and a strategic and systems thinker. Dr. Schwartz exemplifies these qualities,” said Tina Freese Decker, President & CEO of BHSH System.

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Board members and leadership team named for new organization
Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health are moving forward to create a new health system that is For Michigan, By Michigan™. The new system, which will be temporarily known as BHSH System, will launch Feb. 1, 2022. Both organizations have provided the applicable regulatory agencies with all requested information and may now proceed to launch their new health system.

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Initial pre-integration planning beginning, regulatory review ongoing
Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health continue to make progress toward combining the two organizations to form a new health system that is For Michigan, By Michigan™. Several weeks after signing an integration agreement, pre-integration planning is now underway, which is permissible under regulatory guidelines, and will not be implemented until closing. The two organizations are beginning to identify representatives to start collaborating on ways to successfully launch the new health system, which will initially be temporarily named BHSH System.

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Our Shared Vision: Health Care For Michigan, By Michigan™‎

Dear Fellow Michiganders,

The past year has caused many of us to think differently and explore new ideas around how our communities receive and access health care. To improve health in our communities across Michigan, we need to make health care easier to access and more affordable. Leaders from Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health recognize the opportunity to lead these initiatives and are now determining how our health systems could work together to provide even greater value to our communities…

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Letter of Intent

Purpose and Vision

Beaumont and Spectrum Health have a shared goal to create a new Michigan-based nonprofit integrated health system, enhancing their exceptional cultures to transform health care and coverage in Michigan (the “System”). The transactions and processes needed to accomplish this shared vision for establishing the System are sometimes referred to herein as the “Integration.”

The Parties are undertaking this Integration to develop a permanent organization that will effectively and efficiently integrate health care services and health care coverage to: (1) improve health, health access, and health equity; (2) enhance consumer experience; (3) improve the quality, value, and outcomes of health care; (4) make health care more affordable for the communities we serve; and (5) ensure the voices of team members and physicians are heard…

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New system will improve health care for people across the state

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health, two of the most respected health systems in Michigan, announced today they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to explore creating a new health system. Leaders from Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health believe that creating a new Michigan-based health system will build a stronger future that provides more accessible, affordable and equitable health care and coverage for people across the state. Priority Health, Spectrum Health’s top-rated, Michigan-based health plan, will also be part of the new system…

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