I am very excited about the opportunity to join Sparrow Health System and to return to the beautiful state of Michigan. My husband, Gary, and I grew up in Southeast Michigan and have many family members here. As Michigan residents, we knew that Sparrow Health System had an excellent reputation for high quality, patient-centered care and that the nursing and medical staff was outstanding.
I began my nursing career at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, Michigan in 1978 after graduating from Mercy College of Detroit. In 2002, I joined St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan as the Chief Nurse Executive. In 2010, I left Michigan to become the Chief Nurse Executive for WellStar Health System, based in Marietta, Georgia.
We have two sons, Steve and Mark. Steve is an MSU graduate in Advertising and he lives in Denver, Colorado. Mark is an RN in the Medical ICU at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.
I look forward to working closely with the nursing and Medical Staff to build on the solid foundation that Elizabeth Henry developed to ensure Sparrow Health System’s continued leadership in the changing healthcare environment. This changing environment will require us to redesign systems and processes, roles and relationships in order to continue our success in an integrated, value-based consumer-driven healthcare system.