McLaren Oakland names Tracey Franovich President & CEO

Tracy Franovich, RN, MHA, has been named president and CEO of McLaren Oakland hospital, the 318-bed Pontiac-based hospital serving all of Oakland County. She assumes the role recently vacated by Margaret Dimond, who decided to pursue another opportunity.

Franovich begins her new role effective Jan. 3, 2022.

“Tracey is an innovative, strategic and dynamic leader that has consistently achieved positive results in highly competitive markets,” said Chad Grant, executive vice president and chief operating officer at McLaren Health Care. “She is an accomplished healthcare executive combining strong clinical and administrative experience with over 25 years of hands-on clinical, ambulatory and hospital experience.”

Coming from the non-profit Franciscan Alliance health system serving Indiana and south suburban Chicago, Franovich held several positions with increasing responsibility over her 17 years with the system. Most recently in the role of system vice president of operation transformation, she has also held the positions of vice president of operations/chief nursing officer and vice president and chief operating officer.

“Meeting with the leaders of this organization and getting to know more about McLaren, I was impressed with the system’s reach and capabilities, and enthusiastic about our opportunities to grow,” Franovich said. “I’m excited to be part of this system, joining this team at McLaren Oakland and beginning to work with an exceptional group of professionals.”

A nurse by training, she earned her degree from Purdue University while also completing a Bachelor’s in Allied Health Administration from Calumet College, a Master’s in healthcare administration from the University of St. Francis, and she is currently working toward her Master of Business Administration at St. Francis.

Franovich will oversee the organization’s day-to-day operations at the main hospital campus and all offsite facilities, including the McLaren Clarkston campus.

Learn more about the services provided at McLaren Oakland at mclaren.org/oakland.

About McLaren Oakland

McLaren Oakland is a 318-bed medical center that provides primary and specialty healthcare services to the greater Pontiac and Oakland County community. 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. With a network of more than 300 physicians, McLaren Oakland owns a network of employed physician offices throughout Oakland County and a nursing home in Lake Orion. McLaren Oakland is a Level II verified trauma center and an accredited stroke center. 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.

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 13 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 630,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 52,500 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving the entire Lower Peninsula of the state of Michigan along with a portion of the Upper Peninsula.