Diane Wenninger named chief nursing officer of McLaren Oakland

Diane Wenninger, BSN, MSA, has been named chief nursing officer at McLaren Oakland, the 328-bed acute care hospital in Pontiac.

She assumes her role effective January 6, 2020.

“McLaren Oakland is an outstanding place to receive care and I am excited to work with a very caring and committed nursing staff,” Wenninger said. “I look forward to collaborating with our physicians and teams to continually advance our care and services.”

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Wenninger brings years of nursing experience to her position, most recently as a service line director in the Beaumont system. Previously, she spent over 20 years within the DMC system with progressive leadership roles including a dual role at Sinai Grace Hospital as administrator of the emergency department and women and infant health services.

Wenninger has a strong operational and finance background, in addition to her leadership skills and talents. She holds a BSN from Mercy College and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.

In her role as chief nursing officer, she will provide leadership and direction to McLaren Oakland’s nurses, creating a positive, collaborative and patient-focused work environment.

About McLaren Oakland

McLaren Oakland is a 328-bed medical center that provides primary and specialty healthcare services to the greater Pontiac and Oakland County community. Founded in 1953, McLaren Oakland has grown to a comprehensive medical community that includes outpatient facilities in Clarkston and Oxford, in addition to an inpatient hospital in Pontiac providing a range of clinical services including emergency and trauma care, cardiology, cancer services, minimally invasive robotic surgery and orthopedic services. With a network of more than 300 physicians, McLaren Oakland owns a network of employed physician offices throughout Oakland County and a nursing home in Lake Orion. McLaren Oakland is a Level II verified trauma center and an accredited stroke center. 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 Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 13 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 630,000 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 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 52,500 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.