McLaren Port Huron appoints new President and CEO

The McLaren Port Huron Board of Trustees has appointed Eric Cecava, MBA, as President and CEO of McLaren Port Huron effective Monday, Aug. 3. Cecava succeeds Jennifer Montgomery, who accepted a new position at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee, Ohio.

Cecava has served as Chief Operating Officer at McLaren Port Huron since December 2018. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing the $40 million construction project of the North Tower, which included renovating inpatient units and the lab as well as building a new cardiovascular lab and office space for nursing administration and hospitalists. He also led several hospital-wide process improvement initiatives to enhance service and quality.

“I am delighted that Eric has accepted the position, and I am confident he will continue to serve the hospital and the Blue Water community with the excellent leadership he has demonstrated over the past 18 months,” says Mona Armstrong, McLaren Port Huron’s chairwoman of the McLaren Port Huron Board of Trustees.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to deliver on the promise of providing high-quality, accessible health care close to home,” Cecava said. “I was drawn to McLaren Port Huron in 2018 because of McLaren’s great reputation across the state of Michigan, and I was attracted to the beauty of the Thumb region and the friendliness of people in the community. That feeling became even more evident as I interacted with the Board of Trustees, leadership, employees and the medical staff.”

Prior to joining McLaren Port Huron, Cecava served as Chief Operating Officer at Adena Health System in south central Ohio. He holds an MBA from the Ohio State University. A student of the renowned Lean Six Sigma process improvement methodology, he is a certified Black Belt. He and his wife, Pam, have one son and live in Fort Gratiot.