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McLaren Health Care Names New Subsidiary CEO

Published on Thursday, March 21, 2019

McLaren Health Care Corporation officials announced today the appointment of Todd Burch to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey, MI. Burch brings more than 16 years of executive leadership experience within hospitals, health systems, and managed care organizations.

“A national executive search produced a slate of highly qualified candidates. While always a difficult decision, Todd stood out as a proven leader in health care with a particular affinity to delivering high quality services in a rural environment,” said Rob Holben, Board Chair, McLaren Northern Michigan Board of Trustees. “The Board believes Todd will be a positive asset to our organization and to all the northern Michigan communities that we serve. We look forward with great anticipation to his arrival.”

Most recently, Burch served as the Southern Region CEO for Aspirus, Inc., an integrated health system serving a 25,000 square mile service area in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Prior to Aspirus, Burch held senior leadership positions in both the public and private sectors of health care, including COO for Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center in central Iowa, president and founder of the health care consulting firm Red Rock Health Ventures, and CEO of Greeley County Health Services in Tribune, Kansas.

Burch holds an undergraduate degree in Business and Marketing from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.

“McLaren has a great professional reputation as a system nationally. That’s what initially attracted me to consider applying for a position of this significance,” stated Burch. “However, it was the people of the McLaren Northern Michigan organization, its governance, the executive and medical leadership that convinced me that this is where I want to be…where I want to raise my family.”

Burch will officially begin his new position on Monday, April 29.  

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 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 588,000 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 Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S.  .