McLaren Health Care’s Keaton Williams named a Becker’s ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officers to Know’ 2023

Kimberly Keaton Williams, McLaren Health Care Vice President of Talent Acquisition & Development and Chief Diversity Officer, has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review list of ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officers to Know.’

Compiled annually, the list features hospital and health system DEI leaders who direct “efforts to create inclusive healthcare environments where everyone feels welcomed, valued and safe.”

“DE&I is a strategic business imperative at McLaren, and we understand its strong linkage to our mission of being the best value in healthcare by our incorporation of it into our key pillars – our workforce, our patients and health plan members, the community, governance, and supplier diversity,” Keaton Williams said. “I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished and excited about upcoming initiatives, which will have a significant impact on improving health equity, increasing patient safety, and continuing to foster opportunities for employees to grow their skill sets and careers at McLaren.”

As noted by Becker’s, Keaton Williams leads “talent management strategies across the McLaren Health Care system and ensuring the development of programs as well as practices to ensure a diverse and inclusive workforce.”

Keaton Williams was named McLaren Health Care’s first Chief Diversity Officer in July 2020, though she had worked to develop diversity and inclusion efforts since she joined the health care system in 2018, including the development and mission of McLaren’s Executive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council which consists of senior leaders from across the statewide system.

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, one of only 53 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