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Margaret Dimond Named New President and CEO of McLaren Oakland

Published on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Margaret Dimond, Ph.D., has been named President and CEO of McLaren Oakland, a 338-bed teaching hospital in Pontiac, Michigan, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of McLaren Health Care. She brings to the position an extensive background of health care leadership experience, including 20 years of successful management of acute care hospital operations, ambulatory services networks and physician group organizations.

Margaret Dimond
Margaret Dimond
In making the announcement, Mark O’Halla, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at McLaren Health Care, noted, “Margaret’s vast knowledge of the Oakland County market and the McLaren system, combined with her expertise in hospital operations, strategic planning and physician alignment models, will serve McLaren Oakland well in building on market growth, access and service initiatives that support our focus on quality and value. Margaret has a proven track record as a team leader who works collaboratively with employees, physicians and multiple stakeholders around the common goal of providing excellent healthcare to the communities we serve.”

Dimond will begin her role at McLaren Oakland on November 20, 2017. She comes to McLaren from Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, Michigan, where she has served as President and CEO since 2016 and led the integration of that hospital’s operations and personnel into the nationally-based Ascension Health system.

Prior to that, Dimond spent eight years as an executive leader with McLaren Health Care, serving as President of Karmanos Cancer Hospital from 2013-2016 and President and Chief Executive Officer of McLaren Medical Group from 2008-2013. During her tenure at Karmanos, the hospital realized increases in patient satisfaction and employee engagement scores as well as in net operating margin. While at MMG, Dimond orchestrated growth of the corporation’s ambulatory services network to include more than 500 primary and specialty physicians in over 18 counties with 150 locations in Michigan.

Her experience in healthcare leadership also included numerous positions with Henry Ford Health System, beginning in 1994 when she began managing the ambulatory services network for key specialty service areas. Dimond was later promoted to vice president, ambulatory services, for Henry Ford Hospital and Medical Group where she was responsible for overall campus operations of specialty and primary care clinics – an area that included 1,500 faculty physicians and support staff, and generated 500,000 ambulatory visits and $400 million annual net revenue.

Dimond assumed the role of senior vice president and COO of Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital in Warren, Michigan in 2005, and later became executive vice president and COO of Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals – Warren Campus, a 203-bed acute care community hospital with osteopathic graduate medical education programs.

Dimond has also served as vice president of patient care for ProMedica Health System’s Toledo Hospital, a 700-bed hospital with ambulatory clinics, and as assistant dean of finance and administration at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and Physician Plan.

Dimond earned a bachelor's degree in Social Work from St. Mary’s College, a master's degree in Social Work from Boston College, a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate in Philosophy from Michigan State University.

She continues to hold academic privileges at Michigan State University’s School of Medicine and School of Social Work.

About McLaren Oakland
McLaren Oakland is a 338‐bed teaching hospital which provides primary and specialty health care services for the Pontiac, MI community. Founded in 1953, the facility has grown from one small clinic to a full‐fledged medical community that includes more than 300 physicians, an inpatient hospital in downtown Pontiac with a Level II Trauma Center designation and eight satellite facilities throughout north Oakland County. McLaren Oakland offers AOA approved residency and fellowship programs in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, general surgery, internal medicine, dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, podiatry, radiology, and otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery.

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence‐based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 260,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 47 National Cancer Institute‐designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 23,000 employees and more than 50,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving the entire Lower Peninsula of the state of Michigan along with a portion of the Upper Peninsula.