Continuing Care

Spectrum Health Continuing Care Names Two Key Leadership Appointments

President and vice president of finance take office December 15

Spectrum Health is pleased to announce two important appointments to the Spectrum Health Continuing Care leadership team.

Chad Tuttle has been selected as the new president of Spectrum Health Continuing Care, and Kevin P. Smith has been named vice president of finance. Both began their new roles on December 15.

Spectrum Health Continuing Care provides comprehensive, nationally accredited services in home health care, long-term acute care, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, palliative care, long-term care and hospice.

Chad Tuttle, NHA, MBA, is an experienced health care leader who has been successful in business development, particularly related to post-acute services. He is the former chief executive officer (CEO) at Sunset Retirement Communities & Services in Jenison, Mich.

Tuttle earned both his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from Grand Valley State University. He has served on several community boards, including Leading Age of Michigan, Senior Care Resources, Sunset Legacy Foundation and the Grandville Jenison Chamber of Commerce. He is Board Chair of the Ottawa County Workforce Development Board and the past Board President of the Jenison Area Chamber of Commerce.

“We are very pleased to welcome someone of Chad’s background and professional expertise as we continue to expand the services we offer to our communities through Spectrum Health Continuing Care,” said Marc Chircop, senior vice president, regional relationships, delivery system, Spectrum Health.

“Spectrum Health Continuing Care serves a vital mission of providing patients the assurance of the same high level of care that comes from staying within Spectrum Health, when it is time to receive care outside of the hospital setting,” Chircop said.

Kevin P. Smith, FHFMA, comes to Spectrum Health Continuing Care from Detroit Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, where he served as CFO and vice president of support services. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance at Wayne State University in Detroit and his Master of Science in Professional Accountancy at Walsh College in Troy, Mich. He also is a Certified Fellow of the Health Care Financial Management Association (FHFMA).

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 11 hospitals including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 169 ambulatory and service sites; 1,150 employed physicians and advanced practice providers including members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a 590,000-member health plan. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer with 21,600 employees. The organization provided $294.6 million in community benefit during its 2014 fiscal year. In 2014, Spectrum Health was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems® by Truven Health Analytics.