Mercy Health in West Michigan and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) in southeast Michigan announced they will combine their two systems into one statewide system to create a strong, people-centered care delivery network across Michigan. They are both owned by Michigan-based Trinity Health.
Rob Casalou, regional president and CEO of SJMHS, will be the president and CEO of the combined Michigan system, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
Roger Spoelman, president and CEO of Mercy Health, will serve as senior vice president of strategic and operational integration for Trinity Health, located in Livonia, MI. In this national role, Spoelman will work closely with Mike Slubowski, president and COO of Trinity Health, and Ben Carter, executive vice president and CFO of Trinity Health, and the integration teams, to lead selected efforts within Trinity Health to support accelerated development and effective integration efforts.
“Our new statewide system will enable our ministries to integrate our leadership in clinical and business operations throughout Michigan. For the communities we serve, this means it will enhance our clinicians’ ability to share resources and ideas that people need in their care journeys,” Slubowski said. “Roger and Rob have been superb leaders in their regions, and we look forward to their roles in the new structure.”
The new health system in Michigan will include 10 hospitals with a total of 2,357 licensed beds, nine outpatient health centers, 12 urgent care facilities and more than 35 specialty centers. It will employ more than 22,500 colleagues and have a medical staff of nearly 4,000 physicians.
The new statewide structure is part of Trinity Health’s national strategy to integrate teams and resources to serve communities better. Trinity Health recently combined five hospitals and other facilities in Connecticut and Massachusetts to form Trinity Health Of New England.
Trinity Health’s strategy in Michigan has intensified in recent years, including shared partnerships and new affiliations with Michigan Medicine and Together Health Network. This statewide focus will enable the regional health systems to combine their strong care delivery networks while establishing a highly visible and recognizable brand within the communities they serve – going to market as one, unified system for people-center
ed care. More information on the leadership, structure and governance of the new statewide health system will be shared as it becomes available.
Spoelman joined Trinity Health in 1981 and has been president and CEO of Trinity Health West Michigan for seven years. The region includes five hospital campuses, more than 60 physician offices, more than 1,300 medical staff physicians, more than 800 hospital beds and 7,200 colleagues. He also was interim CEO of Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio from 2015-2016.
Casalou joined Trinity Health in 2008 as president and CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston. In 2015, he was named regional president and CEO of SJMHS, which is composed of five hospitals, six cancer centers, five ambulatory care centers, more than 2,700 physicians and 15,300 employees.