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McLaren Executive Reprises as Chair for Go Red for Women’s 15th National Anniversary

Published on Monday, January 14, 2019

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Sharyl Smith 
The Southeast Michigan American Heart Association has selected healthcare leader Sharyl Smith to chair the 2019 Go Red For Women Luncheon’s milestone 15th National Anniversary. More than 600 guests are expected to attend the luncheon, which will take place Feb. 15, 2019, at Ford Field in the heart of Downtown Detroit.

Smith serves as vice president of marketing, planning and business development for McLaren Health Care, managing the marketing and branding activities for McLaren Macomb, McLaren Flint and McLaren Lapeer hospitals, as well as McLaren Medical Group.

“I am delighted to return to the role of chair for the Go Red Luncheon,” Smith shared. “By educating women regarding heart health, Go Red impacts our entire community. This is critical, since 80 percent of heart disease-related deaths are preventable.”

Smith chaired the luncheon in 2014, and co-chaired in 2015 and 2016 with Janice Cosby Adams, Chief Marketing Officer, Ascension Michigan. Smith also serves as board chair for the American Heart Association in Metro Detroit. Over the years, Smith has worked tirelessly along AHA regional leadership, participating in nearly every facet of the heart-saving mission, helping raise more than $2 million in the Metro Detroit market.

Proceeds from the Metro Detroit Go Red For Women Luncheon go directly to the AHA for cardiovascular research and heart health educational programs, locally and nationwide.

About American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke — the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit or any of our offices around the country.

About McLaren Macomb:
In January 2012, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center became McLaren Macomb.

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit or follow our blog

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 620,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, 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 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 85,500 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving Michigan and Indiana.