Randy Kelley, president, Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, takes on expanded role including Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial
July 5, 2018
Randall L. Kelley, FACHE, president of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, will take on a newly created role as leader of the northwest market area of Spectrum Health upon the announced retirement of Randy Stasik, president, Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial in Fremont. This announcement was made by Gwen Sandefur, president, Spectrum Health Hospital Group, who said the change is effective immediately.
Kelley will serve as president, Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, and president, Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial. He will also be responsible for ensuring clinical and service excellence for patients by actively partnering and collaborating with Spectrum Health Medical Group as well as Spectrum Health integrated care campus leaders in the northwest market communities in Mason, Lake, Newaygo, Oceana and the northern part of Muskegon counties. His focus will be on growth, transformation of care to achieve best practices and continuous improvement, and delivery in the northwest region on Spectrum Health’s promise to be a high-reliability organization.
“Randy Stasik has done an outstanding job at Gerber Memorial,” said Sandefur. “We’re fortunate to have had a person with his leadership skills taking such an active role both within our organization as well as the Fremont community. We wish him the very best in his well-earned retirement, which is effective July 13.
“It’s important to continue the leadership momentum in Fremont. We also have an extraordinary leader in Randy Kelley, who is the right fit to fill this expanded role,” said Sandefur. “Randy Kelley has a vast amount of experience in hospitals of all sizes and complexities across the country. We know, however, that health care is personal and is about relationships. Randy Kelley has the right leadership style and skills to continue Randy Stasik’s long tradition of relationship-building as we work to ensure the best possible care for our patients. He’ll be an asset to Fremont and the entire northwest market region of Spectrum Health.”
“I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital since my arrival, and I look forward to continuing as an active member of the Ludington leadership team and community. But I’m also happy to expand my leadership role within the Spectrum Health system,” said Kelley. “Like the Ludington hospital, Gerber Memorial has a long history of caring for the communities it serves. Tamarac, the Center for Health and Wellbeing, The Skincare Center and Spa and all of the dedicated primary care and specialty physicians and advanced practice providers there provide a foundation for health and wellness in Newaygo County.”
Gerber Memorial joined Spectrum Health in 2010. It is a 25-bed critical access hospital with inpatient and outpatient services including emergency services, cancer care center, laboratory and medical imaging, women’s health and a birthing center, among many other services. The Ludington hospital joined Spectrum Health in 2013. It is a 49-bed acute care hospital also with inpatient and outpatient services including emergency care, cancer care, laboratory and medical imaging, comprehensive rehabilitation services, a Women’s Imaging Center and Family Birthing Center.
Both Gerber Memorial and Ludington Hospital will have a chief operating officer who will be authorized to handle day-to-day issues that may arise.
Stasik has been at the helm of Gerber Memorial since 2008. Between April and September, 2016 when a search was underway for the next president of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, Stasik served as interim president in addition to continuing as president of Gerber Memorial. “I feel confident that I’m leaving our Gerber hospital family here in good hands,” Stasik said. “Over the last couple of years, I’ve come to know Randy Kelley quite well, and I know he’ll do a great job leading both hospitals and the northwest market area.”
Ken Rocco, chairman of the board of directors from Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital and John Buckley, chairman of the board of Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial, both expressed their respective boards’ approval of the new leadership structure. “Our board was very pleased with the joint leadership provided by Randy Stasik in the past and we have full confidence in Randy Kelley’s ability to serve in this matrixed capacity as well,” said Buckley.
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 was the sixth time the organization received this recognition.
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