Ludington Hospital

Ludington Hospital CNO elected to GLACHE Board of Directors

February 5, 2018

Helen Johnson, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FACHE, chief nursing officer at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, has been elected to the board of directors of the Great Lakes Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (GLACHE).

“I am so pleased to have been elected to this prominent board,” said Johnson. “The opportunity to help connect, inform and educate health care leaders in these tumultuous times is exciting.”

Johnson began working at Ludington Hospital in September of 2005 as a nursing supervisor. In 2008, she was promoted to her current role of chief nursing officer. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and is a board-certified, advanced nurse executive as well as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

In her role on the GLACHE Board of Directors, Johnson will engage with health care leaders across Michigan to promote excellence in health care leadership while helping them build professional and organizational success. Her term will be for a period of two years, culminating December, 2019.

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 health care executives who lead hospitals, health care systems and other health care organizations. The Great Lakes Chapter serves health care leaders in western, central and northern Michigan.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 12 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 180 ambulatory and service sites; 3,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, including 1,500 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan that served 996,000 members in fiscal year 2017. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 26,000 employees. The organization provided $372 million in community benefit during its 2017 fiscal year. Spectrum Health was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems—and in the top five among the largest health systems—in 2017 by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM. This is the sixth time the organization has received this recognition.

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