FLINT, MI — An executive who formerly held a role as president of McLaren Health Care’s central region, has been promoted to the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer for the nonprofit health care delivery system.

Chad Grant was named the new executive vice president and chief operating officer for McLaren Health Care, Philip Incarnati, president/CEO of McLaren Health Care, announced Thursday, July 8 in a MHC news release.

Prior to this promotion, Grant was the president of McLaren’s central region directing the hospital operations of McLaren Flint, McLaren Greater Lansing and McLaren Lapeer Region. In this new role, Grant will oversee all hospital operations across the organization.

The McLaren system comprises 15 hospitals, including 14 in Michigan and one in Maumee, Ohio, per the news release.

Grant brings an extensive background of healthcare leadership experience, including successful management of acute care hospital operations, strategic planning, new business development and change management.

“Chad’s in-depth knowledge of the McLaren system, combined with his expertise and proven track record in hospital operations, physician alignment and strategic planning will serve our organization well in building on market growth, access and quality initiatives,” Incarnati said in making the announcement. “Chad’s work ethic and collaborative focus have earned him respect from all members of the McLaren executive management team as well as our physician and board leadership.”

Grant joined MHC in December 2014 as the President and CEO of McLaren Oakland. In this role, he also had management responsibilities for the McLaren Clarkston campus located in northern Oakland County.

During his tenure at McLaren Oakland, Grant achieved success in growing volumes and market share and improving the clinical and financial operation of that acute care facility.

He was promoted in 2016 to president and CEO of McLaren Flint. In this position, he continued to elevate the performance of the Flint-based hospital, which is the birthplace of the McLaren system.

In 2018, Grant was one of three executives promoted to the newly created position of Regional President, with responsibilities for McLaren’s Central Region, which includes McLaren Greater Lansing, McLaren Lapeer Region and McLaren Flint.

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Prior to him joining McLaren, Grant enjoyed a successful, 20-year career in healthcare management at the Detroit Medical Center. During his tenure there, he held positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in the role of Chief Operating Officer at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Grant holds a bachelor’s degree in nuclear medicine from Siena Heights University and a master’s degree in health services administration from Central Michigan University. He has multiple professional affiliations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Michigan Healthcare Executive Group and Associates.

Headquartered in Grand Blanc, McLaren is a $6 billion, fully integrated, nonprofit health care delivery system committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency.

The McLaren system includes 15 hospitals in Michigan and Ohio, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering approximately 640,000 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 Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S., according to its website.

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