Tina Freese Decker named Women Who Shape the State honoree

Freese Decker one of 13 women statewide to be named an MLive honoree

May 17, 2022

Grand Rapids, Mich., May 17, 2022—Tina Freese Decker, BHSH System president and CEO, has been named one of MLive’s Women Who Shape the State honorees.

As part of this recognition, Freese Decker also was chosen to receive a specialty Executive Leadership award, recognizing her exceptional leadership guidance and service to Spectrum Health and the newly formed BHSH System, as well as her commitment to community.

Freese Decker was one of 13 women across the state to become an honoree, and one of three Michigan women to receive a specialty award, which was announced during the annual Women Who Shape the State summit held at the Crowne Plaza in Lansing on May 16.

The event celebrates businesswomen of all backgrounds and honors Michigan trailblazers who have made a significant impact in the world of business, health care, education and the nonprofit sectors. Keynote speakers at the event included Jocelyn Benson, Michigan’s Secretary of State, and Mama Sol, a motivational speaker, lyricist and teacher.

A full list of winners can be found here.

On February 1, Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health came together to form a new not-for-profit health system, temporarily known as BHSH System. Freese Decker is president and CEO of the new system. She has led Spectrum Health since 2018.

About BHSH System

Forming from two leading health systems in Michigan (Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health), BHSH System will be a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage with an exceptional team of 64,000+ dedicated people—including more than 11,500 physicians and advanced practice providers and more than 15,000 nurses offering services in 22 hospitals, 300+ outpatient locations and several post-acute facilities—and Priority Health, a provider-sponsored health plan serving over 1.2 million members across the state of Michigan. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we will build a system designed to meet the needs of the people we serve through care and coverage that is accessible, affordable, equitable and exceptional.

About Beaumont Health

Beaumont Health is Michigan’s largest health care system and is most preferred for health care in Southeast Michigan, according to NRC Health survey data. The not-for-profit organization’s more than 33,000 employees share a mission to provide compassionate, extraordinary care every day. The system includes eight hospitals with 3,375 beds, 155 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 affiliated physicians, 1,800 advanced practice providers, 9,000 nurses and 2,000 volunteers. Beaumont’s total annual net patient revenue is $4.6 billion. In 2019, the health system had 179,600 inpatient discharges, 17,600 births and 577,000 emergency visits. For more information, visit

About Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health is a $8.3 billion, 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 1.2 million members across the state of Michigan. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. We are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness. For more information, visit

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