Spectrum Health West Michigan

Spectrum Health Announces President of Medical Group

Executive Will Lead Newly Formed Physician Corporation

Spectrum Health announced today the appointment of James M. Tucci, MD, MMM, as president of the Spectrum Health Medical Group, the system’s newly formed physician corporation.

Tucci joined Spectrum Health in October 2007 as vice president of medical affairs and quality for Spectrum Health Hospital Group. In his new role, he will lead all aspects of the Spectrum Health Medical Group and will assume responsibilities as president effective immediately.

Prior to joining Spectrum Health, Tucci was senior vice president and chief medical officer for St. John Health’s eight hospitals in southeast Michigan. Previously, he held executive medical positions at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital and at CHRISTUS Health in Houston.

Tucci earned his bachelor’s degree at Fordham University in New York City and graduated from Rutgers Medical School. He completed his internship at the National Naval Medical Center, where he also completed a residency in neurology.  In addition, he holds a master’s in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University.

“Dr. Tucci brings more than 25 years of broad health care leadership experience in integrated health care systems to this position,” said Richard C. Breon, President & CEO, Spectrum Health. “We are pleased to have him as the leader of the Spectrum Health Medical Group. His insight and vision for this entity will be invaluable to Spectrum Health in the years ahead.”

Spectrum Health established the medical group to bring together all of its nearly 200 employed physicians in a common organization with a shared vision and infrastructure. Spectrum Health’s Primary Care Partners will be the first physicians to transition to this new organization.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care through its seven hospitals, more than 140 service sites and Priority Health, a health plan with nearly 500,000 members. Spectrum Health’s 14,000 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 2,000 volunteers are committed to delivering the highest quality care to those in medical need.  The organization provided $111.1 million in community benefit during its 2008 fiscal year. As a system, Spectrum Health has earned more than 100 awards during the past 10 years.