McLaren Caro Region and McLaren Thumb Region Welcome New President & CEO

Connie Koutouzos has been selected as new President and CEO of McLaren Caro Region and McLaren Thumb Region. Several highly qualified candidates were considered during the search process led by the McLaren Caro Region and McLaren Thumb Region board of directors, medical staff, and members of the senior leadership team.

Connie brings over 30 years of health care experience in nursing and administration. She most recently served as the President and CEO of Aspirus Iron River, a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Iron River, Michigan. Connie holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Northern Michigan University, and a Master of Business Administration from Michigan Technological University.

“Connie’s health care experience in the rural setting set her apart from many of the candidates we interviewed,” said John Hunt, chair of the McLaren Thumb Region board of directors. “She has a great understanding of critical access hospitals and what they mean to the community.”

“Her commitment to ensuring everyone has access to quality health care was evident based on her demonstrated history supporting rural health,” added John Hunter, chair of the McLaren Caro Region board of directors. “She has a passion for serving the community and we believe she will do a wonderful job.”

Connie will begin her role on November 1, 2021.