McLaren appoints Woolsey as Regional Vice President of Human Resources – Southeast

Michael Woolsey
McLaren Health Care has appointed Michael Woolsey, MBA, as Regional Vice President of Human Resources – Southeast to lead HR operations at the statewide system’s McLaren Macomb, McLaren Oakland, and McLaren Port Huron hospitals.

Woolsey assumes the role following the transfer of Laura Gibbard to the same position within McLaren’s Central region.

“Throughout his impressive career, Michael has demonstrated strong and competent leadership in what is a crucial role in the success of employees and the overall operations of a hospital,” said Carissa Burton, McLaren Health Care Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “The health care provider industry is constantly evolving, and Michael is a forward-thinking leader who can effectively manage and encourage a satisfied staff and working environment.”

Among the largest employers in each of their respected counties, Woolsey’s regional leadership will oversee more than 4,200 employees between the three McLaren hospitals based in the region. His management will include leading recruitment and retention activities, along with programs to support employee engagement, education, development, as well as employee and labor relations and HR strategic initiatives.

With more than 25 years’ experience overseeing local health care workforces, Woolsey joins McLaren after most recently serving as Vice President of Human Resources Operations at Corewell Health.

A Michigan native, Woolsey graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science concentrating on industrial and organizational psychology and earned his MBA with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Walsh College.

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About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a $6.6 billion, fully integrated health care delivery system committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 13 hospitals in Michigan, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 732,838 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, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 28,000 full-, part-time and contracted employees and more than 113,000 network providers throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Learn more at

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. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer, surgical services, orthopedics and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County. It is also an accredited chest pain center, a certified primary stroke center and an accredited bariatric and metabolic center. McLaren Macomb is a leader in graduate medical education, offering nine residency programs and three fellowship programs. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. Learn more at

About McLaren Oakland
McLaren Oakland is a 318-bed hospital that provides primary and specialty healthcare services to the greater Pontiac and Oakland County, Michigan communities. 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. McLaren Oakland offers ACGME accredited residency and fellowship programs in anesthesiology, diagnostic radiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine, and transitional year, in addition to a CPME accredited podiatry program. Learn more at

About McLaren Port Huron
McLaren Port Huron is a 186-bed non-profit hospital located in Port Huron, Michigan, with a strong history of providing quality, compassionate care to residents living in St. Clair and Sanilac counties. It has earned repeated recognition for both clinical excellence and patient safety from nationally renowned health care rating organizations. McLaren Port Huron provides a full range of services, including cardiovascular care, award-winning cancer services through the Karmanos Cancer Institute, orthopedic services, and general, bariatric and robotic-assisted surgeries. The hospital is nationally verified as a Level III Trauma Center and operates the busiest Emergency Department in St. Clair County. Other services include family birthing services and the only accredited sleep center in the region. In addition to its main campus in Port Huron, the hospital operates community health centers in Marysville, Yale, Lexington, and St. Clair. Learn more at