Tina Freese Decker honored as one of Michigan’s most influential women

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 9, 2021—Crain’s Detroit Business has named Tina Freese Decker, Spectrum Health System’s president and CEO, one of Michigan’s 100 Most Influential Women in 2021.

Every five years, this prestigious recognition highlights the careers and achievements of women leaders across the state. Freese Decker first was honored in 2016 and again joins a list of women who are helping to shape Michigan’s future in all industries including health care, automotive, nonprofit, entrepreneurial and public service.

Over her 19 years of serving Spectrum Health in various strategic and operational roles, Freese Decker has developed a track record for cultivating culture and driving strategy. She is committed to building a health system that celebrates and reinforces diversity, equity and inclusion for team members, patients, families and members.

As president and CEO, she has successfully implemented a new mission, vision and values for the health care organization. This foundational strategic work has been instrumental to improving health and access, lowering costs and reducing health inequities.

Freese Decker will share a special video message during an evening celebration hosted by Crain’s Detroit on November 18, 2021.

A full list of winners can be found here.



Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan. People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.

Sarina Gleason
Media Relations
Phone: 517.256.5618