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Spectrum Health

For Michigan,‎ By Michigan™‎

Our Commitments

We recognize our communities and team members will have questions, and we are committed to sharing updates throughout this process.

Investing in Our Communities

Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health remain committed to investing in our communities and existing infrastructure. Specific capital business plans already approved by the respective boards will continue as planned. Future major capital investments will be considered by the new health system Board of Directors with input and direction from local boards, management and physicians. The efficiencies we create as a new organization will enable increased capital investment. Examples of capital needs include: medical education, private rooms, digital and innovative medical technologies, physician offices, behavioral health and outpatient facilities, as well as basic infrastructure needs.

Team Members

We are incredibly grateful for the exceptional care and service our team members provide to our patients, members and communities every day. Together, we want to be the best place to work and practice medicine, and to foster a culture where our teams feel valued and supported and have a strong sense of belonging.

Medical Staffs

Medical and health care decisions are made best locally. We will respect the current medical staff structures, and our medical staffs will continue to function locally while collaborating to share best practices and to advance high-quality clinical care.

Team Members

We are incredibly grateful for the exceptional care and service our team members provide to our patients, members and communities every day. Together, we want to be the best place to work and practice medicine, and to foster a culture where our teams feel valued and supported and have a strong sense of belonging.

Medical Staffs

Medical and health care decisions are made best locally. We will respect the current medical staff structures, and our medical staffs will continue to function locally while collaborating to share best practices and to advance high-quality clinical care.

Foundations

Local foundations will continue to support health care locally with a commitment that funds raised in local communities will stay in those communities.

Continued Commitment to Research and Education

Academics and research will be integral to the new organization. Through collaboration with medical and other professional schools, including Oakland University, Wayne State University and Michigan State University, the new organization will serve as a leading teaching and learning institute, fostering innovation to always remain at the forefront of medicine.

Branding

Branding

Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health are strong brands in their respective markets. There will be no immediate changes to the legacy brands. Those names will remain in our local markets pending adoption of the overall branding plan by the System Board. We will work together to determine a path forward that honors the legacy brands and will engage physicians, team members, donors and the community in that process. The temporary legal name of the new organization will be “BHSH System.”

CEO and Board Chair

The President & CEO of the new organization will be Tina Freese Decker, the President & CEO of Spectrum Health. The first Board Chair of the new organization will be Julie Fream, the Board Chair of Beaumont Health. John Fox, President & CEO of Beaumont Health, will help ensure a successful transition to the new health system. Following this transition, he plans to leave the organization. A thorough process will be developed to identify and select the BHSH Beaumont Health president.

Board Governance

The new organization (BHSH System) will be governed by a new systemwide Board of Directors. The 16-member Board will include: seven seats appointed by Beaumont Health, seven seats appointed by Spectrum Health, the President & CEO of the new system, and a new Board member to be appointed following the creation of the new system. The Board will include at least three physicians. Local fiduciary boards with committed community board members will remain in place to provide governance and leadership to the BHSH Beaumont Health, BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan, BHSH Spectrum Health Lakeland and Priority Health divisions. Each board will retain local governance oversight over key areas unique to the communities we serve.

Headquarters

The new system will have dual headquarters in Grand Rapids and Southfield. The President & CEO and the senior executive leadership team will spend time on both sides of the state.