Beaumont announces departure of 3 top leaders

July 22, 2021  –  Beaumont Health announced that three of its leaders will leave the health system as it finalizes its merger with Spectrum Health (Grand Rapids, OH).

Through a pending search and selection process, Beaumont will work to identify permanent candidates to fill the COO and chief medical officer roles.

The search will also include identifying the next president of Beaumont Health, as President and CEO John Fox plans to leave the organization following a successful integration with Spectrum Health later this year.

Carolyn Wilson, R.N., chief operating officer (COO), will leave Beaumont Sept. 1.

Wilson’s duties will be split between Nancy Susick, president of Beaumont, Royal Oak; and David Claeys, president of Beaumont, Dearborn and Beaumont, Farmington Hills. They will serve as interim co-chief operating officers.

Dr. David Wood, chief medical officer, will leave Beaumont Sept. 30 .

Dr. Sam Flanders, chief quality officer, will leave Beaumont Aug. 6 for the position of chief quality and population health officer at St. Luke’s Hospital (Chesterfield, MO).

Dr. Jeff Ditkoff was appointed as Beaumont’s new chief quality officer. Dr. Ditkoff is currently the chief patient safety officer at Beaumont, Royal Oak.

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