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Spectrum Health Hospital Group names new chief medical officer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Oct, 3, 2016 – Darryl Elmouchi, MD, MBA, has been named chief medical officer, Spectrum Health Hospital Group. Elmouchi, currently cardiovascular division chief, assumes the position October 10.

In his new role, Elmouchi will assist in setting the strategic direction for the hospital group. He will lead initiatives that support Spectrum Health strategy, such as clinical service line development, care coordination and quality efforts. His responsibilities will extend throughout Spectrum Health’s 12 hospitals and other care sites.

“Dr. Elmouchi has played a vital role in Spectrum Health’s cardiovascular program for years and demonstrated his expertise as an excellent physician as well as an effective leader,” said Tina Freese-Decker, president, Spectrum Health Hospital Group. “We value his ability to build relationships, understand complex issues and implement key decisions”

Elmouchi most recently served as chief, division of cardiovascular medicine, Spectrum Health Medical Group, and chair, department of cardiovascular medicine, Spectrum Health Hospitals. He also holds an appointment as assistant professor of medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

While at Spectrum Health, Elmouchi served as medical director, cardiac electrophysiology from 2010 to 2014, and at West Michigan Heart as a cardiac electrophysiologist starting in 2006. Elmouchi also held clinical positions at University of Michigan Health System and University of California, San Francisco.

His educational credentials include a medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School; a master’s degree in business administration from University of Michigan Ross School of Business; a certificate in biostatistics from University of Michigan School of Public Health; and a bachelor’s degree in history from University of California, Los Angeles. Elmouchi completed his internship, residency and chief residency at University of California, San Francisco, and fellowships in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular medicine at University of Michigan Health System.


Spectrum Health, 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, 4,300 medical staff experts, 3,700 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, 155 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 $585 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $30 million in philanthropy in the most recent fiscal year 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.

Bruce Rossman
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