Awards, Spectrum Health System

Tina Freese Decker Named to Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women Leaders List

February 16, 2021

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 16, 2021 – Spectrum Health is proud to announce that President & CEO Tina Freese Decker was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2021’s Top 25 Women Leaders. This is the second consecutive year Freese Decker has been named to this list.

These high achievers are developing policy, leading change and guiding health care delivery improvement across the country. This award program recognizes women in leadership roles, spotlighting their administrative and professional accomplishments.

“Honorees of the 2021 Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare award program have a mission to combat the longstanding imbalance of gender equity at the top rungs of leadership by promoting and hiring more female executives. They serve as mentors and create workplaces that embrace diversity and inclusion. And last year, they did this all while guiding their organizations through a global pandemic,” said Modern Healthcare editor, Aurora Aguilar. “The honorees, chosen out of hundreds of nominations, represent passionate leadership and measurable results in bringing greater diversity to the C-suite and beyond. Because of the importance of these efforts in improving healthcare, we also are excited to announce that from now on we will be recognizing these outstanding leaders every year. Congratulations to the Class of 2021.”

The profiles of all the honorees are featured in the February 15 print issue of Modern Healthcare and at

Freese Decker became President & CEO of Spectrum Health in September 2018. She has been with Spectrum Health since 2002. During her tenure, she has developed a strong reputation for forward-thinking strategies, strong business acumen, transparent communication, collaboration and innovative thinking.



Beth Cranson
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