Barton P. Buxton named president and CEO of McLaren Oakland

Barton P. Buxton, EdD, has accepted the position of President and CEO of McLaren Oakland, the 328-bed Pontiac-based medical center. Assuming the role Feb. 20, 2017, Buxton has served as President and CEO of McLaren Lapeer Region since December 2003.
Barton Buxton
Barton Buxton

The position became vacant in December 2016 after previous President and CEO Chad Grant accepted the same position at McLaren Flint.

"McLaren Oakland has established itself as a high quality healthcare provider and asset to its community," Buxton said. "It's an exciting opportunity to join this team and I'm eagerly looking forward to working with its leadership to further this reputation."

This position also includes administrative responsibilities of McLaren Clarkston.

During his tenure at McLaren Lapeer Region, Buxton elevated the clinical quality and financial performance of the organization and transformed a community hospital into a regional destination for quality healthcare. In 2014, he was given the additional responsibility of managing the McLaren Homecare Group.

Prior to joining McLaren, Buxton served as Chief Operating Officer of the 290-bed Crittenton Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) in Rochester, Michigan. During his tenure, he led a turn-around of the community hospital, which included a 9 percent increase in admissions over a two-year period and achieving their highest-ever quality standards score.

He earned his undergraduate degree at Tulane University in New Orleans and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Virginia.

Buxton has held several positions with nationally-recognized health care programs, including Associate Vice President of Tulane University Hospital and Clinic in Louisiana, Associate Professor and Sports Medicine Program Director at Georgia Southern University and Associate Professor and Sports Medicine Program Director at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii.