Beaumont Health Promotes Two Amid Leadership Departures

Thomas Lanni Jr., Terese Farhat // Courtesy of Beaumont Health
Thomas Lanni Jr., Terese Farhat // Courtesy of Beaumont Health

Beaumont Health, now operating under BHSH System after merging with West Michigan’s Spectrum Health, announced two longtime leaders have stepped aside, replaced by promotions from within.

Thomas Lanni Jr. has been promoted to president of Beaumont Hospital, Troy and Grosse Pointe. He joined Beaumont in 2007 as the business manager for the radiation oncology department. He currently serves as COO of Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn.

Previously, Lanni Jr. served as an administrative director and as vice president of oncology, medicine, imaging, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and respiratory therapy at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and Troy.

Terese Farhat has been promoted to senior vice president, general counsel, replacing Jane Jordan, who has decided to step away. Throughout the pandemic, Jordan and her team provided legal support. She also guided Beaumont and its governing board through the legal, strategic, and regulatory processes involved with the creation of BHSH System.

Farhat currently serves as chief counsel, operations for Beaumont, overseeing legal services in key operational areas and providing business strategy and legal advice. Farhat has cultivated strong relationships with leaders and team members across the system and is widely respected as a responsive, knowledgeable, and loyal advisor.

“We are thrilled to promote two longstanding and well-respected leaders,” says Nancy Susick, interim president of Beaumont. “Tom and Terese both have proven track records and have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the patients and families we serve.”

Hans Keil, senior vice president, information services, has decided to leave the organization to pursue other opportunities. Keil will work with BHSH System chief digital and information officer Jason Joseph, systemwide technology leaders, and the Beaumont leadership team to help align the team for success prior to his May 1 departure.

In addition, a search is underway for a permanent senior vice president of finance for Beaumont. Diane Roth has served in this role on an interim basis and plans to retire May 6.

“We are grateful for everything Jane, Hans and Diane have done for Beaumont. I am confident Tom and Terese will be successful in their new roles and will help lead Beaumont Health forward as we transform health care and coverage for our state,” says Susick. “We are fortunate to have a strong team of leaders, like Tom and Terese, who have spent much of their careers at Beaumont Health.”