Spectrum Health West Michigan

Spectrum Health Medical Group Announces Appointments

Newly Formed Physician Corporation Builds Leadership Team

Spectrum Health Medical Group has announced several appointments to its senior management team.

“Our goal is to appoint physician and non-physician leaders in each area of the medical group organization who have the skills and experience to provide structure and efficiency as we grow,” said James M. Tucci, MD, MMM, president, Spectrum Health Medical Group. “These individuals will help us provide an opportunity for physicians to be a driving force in this integrated health care system.”

The appointments include:

Thea Reigler, vice president, human resources

Reigler will be responsible for all aspects of human resources operations for the medical group, and the strategic direction of programs for recruiting, training, development and talent management. Previously, she served as the associate vice president of human resources at Priority Health, and prior to that held a leadership role in the human resources department at Spectrum Health.

Polly Krywanski, vice president, finance

Krywanski will be responsible for the financial operations and activities of the Spectrum Health Medical Group. She was formerly senior director of finance for Spectrum Health Grand Rapids. She previously served in chief financial officer (CFO) positions with Meritage Hospitality Group and American Medical Response.

Robert Sundelius, interim chief operating officer

Sundelius has extensive experience as an executive and as a consultant in the health care industry working primarily with physician groups. His expertise includes launching new services, operational turnaround, strategic planning and business development.

Dan Grevengoed, director, physician practice integration and development

Grevengoed was formerly senior physician project manager and senior physician revenue cycle project manager for Spectrum Health Primary Care Partners. His previous experience includes serving in leadership positions at Michigan Medical, P.C., including vice president of reimbursement and CFO.

Tucci said that additional appointments to the leadership team will be announced soon.

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 was the first physician group 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. More news about Spectrum Health is available at spectrum-health.org/news.