Children's Health

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Names New President

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., August 18, 2020 – Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is pleased to announce that Hossain Marandi, MD, MBA, FACHE, has been selected as its new president. The announcement comes after a rigorous national search and interview process with a cross section of community members and hospital leaders.

“We were looking for a visionary leader who will engage the talents of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital clinicians and team members, and connect with the community,” said Darryl Elmouchi, MD, MBA, president, Spectrum Health West Michigan. “Dr. Marandi has dedicated his career to caring for children and has a passion for excellence and innovation. We look forward to his leadership and guidance at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital for years to come.”

Dr. Marandi is a lifelong advocate for children and a physician executive with more than 18 years of leadership experience at two children’s hospitals. A passionate and visionary leader, he is deeply committed to patient safety, advocacy, medical education and research, philanthropy, improved access, quality and identifying sustainable ways to deliver exceptional care for children.

“I am honored to have been selected to lead the nationally recognized Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital,” said Dr. Marandi. “I look forward to bringing my collective experiences to Grand Rapids and collaborating with other clinical leaders with the goal of continuing to provide exceptional care to families from across the region.”

Most recently serving as the President of Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., Dr. Marandi guided the daily operations of the hospital and the affiliated medical group. During his tenure, his leadership led to the strategic growth of the organization, including extension of clinical services and expansion of the brand across the state. He has previously held the positions of vice president of physician services and executive medical director at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Marandi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, his medical degree from University of Tennessee College of Medicine and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida. A general pediatrician by training, his pediatrics internship and residency were completed at John’s Hopkin’s All Children’s Hospital and University of South Florida where he also served as chief resident and clinical faculty.

Dom Sanfilippo, MD, served as interim president for the past eight months after Bob Connors, MD, announced his retirement earlier this year. Going forward, Dr. Sanfilippo will be serving as associate department chief/pediatrician-in-chief at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Elmouchi added, “We are very grateful to Dr. Sanfilippo for his calm and steady leadership during this interim phase and are excited to have him serving in this new role. His decades of experience and clinical expertise at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital are invaluable.”

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is a 234-bed regional referral center and teaching hospital. It offers advanced pediatric specialty care with more than 300 pediatric physicians who practice in more than 50 pediatric specialties and programs. Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is Michigan’s largest neonatal center. More information is available online.

 

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Spectrum Health System, a not-for-profit, integrated health system, is committed to improving the health and wellness of our communities. We live our mission every day with 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,600 medical staff experts, 3,300 committed volunteers and a health plan serving 1 million members. Our talented physicians and caregivers are privileged to offer a full continuum of care and wellness services to our communities through 14 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 150 ambulatory sites and telehealth offerings. We pursue health care solutions for today and tomorrow that diversify our offerings. Locally-governed and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our health system provided $550 million in community benefit in calendar year 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $37 million in philanthropy to support research, academics, innovation and clinical care. Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM.

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