McLaren Oakland president and CEO Margaret Dimond, Ph.D., speaks on women and leadership in upcoming events

Margaret Dimond, Ph.D., president and CEO of McLaren Oakland, the 328-bed acute care provider serving all of Oakland County, has been invited to share her advice, experiences, and offer encouragement during upcoming speeches on women and leadership.

Margaret Dimond, Ph.D.

Hosted virtually, Dimond has been invited to open the second annual Cultivating Women Leader’s Speaker Series, a program by the Olivet College Women’s Leadership Institute (Sept. 2 at 1 p.m.) and Women on Leadership, Health & Wellness, a panel organized by the Michigan State University College of Social Science (Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.).

Dimond’s speeches will focus on the roles communication and confidence play in women determined to ascend to leadership positions in their given careers.

“I’ve been fortunate in my career to grow in my roles and be presented with opportunities to progress and be given greater responsibilities,” Dimond said. “These opportunities, though, come as a result of hard work and dedication to your profession, and if I can relate my story to young people about to start their careers, and if it can help in any way, I welcome the chance to do so and am grateful for it.”

Aimed to inspire, the speeches are open to anyone interested in attending virtually.

Dimond assumed her current CEO position at McLaren Oakland in 2017, and has held healthcare executive positions for a large portion of her career, including president of Karmanos Cancer Institute and president and CEO of the McLaren Medical Group, among others.

Organizing presentations throughout the year, the Olivet College Cultivating Women Leaders Speaker Series brings local and national women in leadership positions to discuss obstacles and challenges in today’s workforce.

Joining Dimond on the MSU panel will be wellness expert Carrie Dorr and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, director of the Pediatric Public Health Initiative.

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About McLaren Oakland

McLaren Oakland is a 328-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 AOA approved residency and fellowship programs in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, general surgery, internal medicine, dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, podiatry, radiology, and otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery.

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.