McLaren Central Michigan Welcomes Martin Tursky as new President and CEO

Martin TurskyThe hospital board of directors, along with input from senior administration, have selected Martin Tursky as the new President and CEO for McLaren Central Michigan. Martin will be assuming this role following the retirement of Bill Lawrence, who has been President and CEO of McLaren Central Michigan since 2008.   

“We are very excited to welcome Martin Tursky as our new President and CEO.  He has an impressive resume of administrative experience and is a proven leader in the workplace.  We are ready to begin a new era of team-building as we continue to provide quality patient care,” said Pamela Myler, McLaren Central Michigan board chair.

Over the course of a 20-year career in hospital and health system operations management, Martin has built high performance teams guided by the basic tenets of professionalism, a commitment to clinical excellence, medical education and a strong adherence to effective financial discipline, growth and bottom-line results.   

Coming most recently from Firelands Regional Health System (Sandusky, OH) where he was President and Chief Executive Officer, Martin oversaw management and operations of the health system with 2,514 employees, 424 registered beds, 52,000 Emergency Room visits, 260 medical staff representing 35 different specialties and 800 births. Serving 8,865 inpatients, 267,183 outpatients and performing over 13,700 surgeries in 2016, Firelands is the largest and most comprehensive medical facility in a four-county region with over 300,000 residents.  Firelands is also a teaching hospital affiliated with Ohio University Department of Family Medicine. 

Prior to his role at Firelands, Martin was President and CEO at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island where he oversaw the development of a cardiovascular service line in affiliation with Brigham & Women’s Hospital and created a multi-specialty practice resulting in volume growth and market share increases.  Previous to his tenure at Memorial, he held a variety of operational leadership positions at Aultman Hospital (Canton, OH) for over 10 years, including Chief Information Officer, VP of Clinical Support, VP of the Heart Center and strategic planning.  He also served in the United States Army as a Senior Administrator stationed in the US and overseas.

“My family and I are excited for the opportunity to become part of the Mount Pleasant community and feel privileged to be joining such a high performing team at McLaren Central Michigan,” said Martin.

Martin is a graduate of the United States Military Academy where he earned a BS in Engineering Management. He also received an MBA from The Ohio State University.

About McLaren Central Michigan

McLaren Central Michigan is a 118-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It offers a full range of health and wellness services including Primary Care, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Cancer Services. McLaren Central Michigan is recognized as an accessible and dependable source of quality medical care for residents of Mount Pleasant, Isabella County and central Michigan. In addition to its medical staff of over 50 active physicians, it is affiliated with more than 150 other quality providers. The hospital is one of the region’s largest employers, with approximately 600 employees and another 100 volunteers. Last year, McLaren Central Michigan received the Michigan Peer Review Organization’s (MPRO) 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence for lowering the risk of infection, effective reporting and measurement for outpatient quality reporting (OQR) and hospital value-based purchasing (HVBP).  McLaren Central Michigan also holds The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation.