Tim Vargas named chief operating officer at McLaren Macomb

Tim Vargas MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.—Tim Vargas has been announced as the chief operating officer at McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed acute care hospital in Mount Clemens. Vargas assumes the position made vacant after previous COO Chris Candela was named chief executive officer of McLaren Lapeer.

Vargas began his new position effective July 17, 2017.

“When looking to continue my career, McLaren Macomb proved to be a very appealing healthcare organization,” he said. “A dynamic organization, this hospital has demonstrated a capacity to grow and expand its services while maintaining a level of care our patients have come to expect.”

Vargas began his career as a radiologic and CT technologist, quickly rising into leadership positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as an administrator at Beaumont Health/Oakwood Healthcare in Dearborn.

“Tim brings the advantage of having spent his entire career in the healthcare industry, serving in several key leadership roles along the way,” said Tom Brisse, president and CEO of McLaren Macomb. “A forward thinker with a dedication to providing quality care, he will make an excellent addition to our hospital’s leadership team.”

After attaining his radiologic technologist degree, Vargas earned a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Services and Master of Health Administration from the University of Phoenix.

As chief operating officer, Vargas will participate as a member of McLaren Macomb’s executive team, providing administrative oversight and leadership to several of the hospital’s service lines and expansion projects, identifying and developing long-range planning and supporting the hospital’s values and culture of quality.

To learn more about the services offered at McLaren Macomb, visit mclaren.org/macomb.

About McLaren Macomb
In January 2012, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center became McLaren Macomb.

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit mclaren.org/macomb or subscribe to our blog mclaren.org/macombblog.

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 250,000 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 Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only two National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the state. McLaren has 21,000 employees and more than 25,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a 54-county market and 75 percent of Michigan’s population. Learn more at mclaren.org.