Jim Williams, PhD, RN, MSN, CENP, named McLaren Macomb chief operating officer

McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed hospital serving all of Macomb County, has named Jim Williams, PhD, RN, MSN, CENP, to its executive leadership team as the hospital’s vice president and chief operating officer. Williams assumes the role vacated by previous COO Tim Vargas, who was promoted within McLaren Health Care to president and chief executive officer at McLaren Lapeer Region hospital in Lapeer, Mich.

Williams comes to McLaren Macomb with more than 20 years of progressive hospital executive experience, having most recently served as chief nursing officer at McLaren Flint in Flint, Mich.

“Nursing is vital to any hospital’s overall operation, and it’s unique in how it interacts with so many different departments,” Williams said. “This has provided an invaluable perspective and a wealth of experience for me. I’m excited to join this organization and grow in my career, and to bring this perspective to the hospital, my new role and our overall operations.”

Throughout his career, Williams’ increasing experience in both nursing and operations has resulted in achieving operational enhancements, work force development and facility expansion.

McLaren Macomb is in the midst of its latest expansion with the opening of the Harrington Medical Center and Ambulatory Surgery Center, across from the hospital’s main campus, scheduled to open in the summer. This comes on the heels of several recent expansion projects.

“Within our own health care system, Jim has already demonstrated his ability to be a capable leader and dedicated health care professional,” said Tom Brisse, McLaren Macomb president and CEO. “His skill set will fit in well at McLaren Macomb, especially considering our recent expansions and plans for continued growth. We are excited to welcome Jim and his wealth of experience as a respected hospital leader to our team.”

In this role, Williams will provide administrative oversight and leadership to several hospital service lines and future expansion projects while also supporting hospital leadership’s identification and development of long-range planning.

Williams first earned his nursing degree from the College of Central Florida before achieving a Master’s in Nursing, Clinical Administration from Excelsior College and his PhD., in healthcare administration from Capella University, where he completed his research dissertation on patient safety.

Learn more about all of the services offered at McLaren Macomb at mclaren.org/macomb.

About 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. With a network of offsite facilities and outpatient clinics, McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including trauma, orthopedics, surgical, cancer, imaging and cardiovascular care among others. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the largest and busiest emergency department in Macomb County. Continuing to expand its services, 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 mclaren.org/macomb.

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a $6 billion, fully integrated health care delivery system committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 15 hospitals in Michigan and Ohio, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 588,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health, infusion and hospice providers, pharmacy services, a clinical laboratory network and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 28,000 full-, part-time and contracted employees and more than 90,000 network providers throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Learn more at mclaren.org.