Children's Health

Corewell Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Announces New President

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 11, 2023—Corewell Health™ is pleased to announce Robert Fitzgerald, M.D., MBA, has been named the new president of Corewell Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

“Dr. Fitzgerald’s experience and deep knowledge of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is exceptional,” said Alejandro Quiroga, M.D., MBA, president, Corewell Health in West Michigan. “Under his leadership, our hospital will continue to provide the best care for our youngest patients while working to increase access to lifesaving and innovative treatments.”

Dr. Fitzgerald, a board-certified pediatric intensive care physician, took on the role of interim president and pediatric department chair in February 2023.

“I’m honored and excited to be able to continue this legacy as president of an exceptional children’s hospital,” Dr.  Fitzgerald said. “I plan to model my leadership on quality and safety as the core for pediatric care with a specific lens on teamwork and team-based care.”

A Chicago native, Dr. Fitzgerald graduated from Johns Hopkins University, attended Northwestern University Medical School, completed his residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital (now Lurie Children’s) in Chicago and completed a pediatric critical care fellowship at The University of California in San Francisco.

He joined Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in 2002 as a pediatric intensivist. In 2016, he went back to school through the Spectrum Health University MBA program and earned an MBA from Grand Valley State University. At Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Dr. Fitzgerald also served as section chief for pediatric intensive care and division chief of acute care medicine.




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