Beaumont Names New Executive Team


ROYAL OAK — Beaumont Health President and CEO Gene Michalski has named the top executive team for the new $3.8 billion health care organization that combined Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care, and Oakwood Healthcare.

“We had a deep pool of qualified internal candidates from throughout our new organization to draw from in selecting the team to lead Beaumont Health,” Michalski says.

The Beaumont Health executive team members are:

Brian Connolly, president of Network Development and Future Initiatives (president and CEO, Oakwood Healthcare)
Paul LaCasse, D.O., chair, Clinical Leadership Council (president and CEO, Botsford Health Care)
Margaret Casey, chief development officer (president, Beaumont Foundation, Beaumont Health System)
J. Paul Conway, chief human resources officer (senior vice president, Human Resources, Oakwood Healthcare)
John Keuten, chief financial officer (executive vice president and chief financial officer, Oakwood Healthcare)
Subra Sripada, chief transformation officer (chief administrative and information officer, Beaumont Health System)
Lisa Diehl Vandecaveye, chief corporate responsibility officer (chief legal officer, Botsford Health Care)
Gordon Walker, chief legal officer (chief legal officer of Beaumont Health System)
David Wood, M.D., chief medical officer (chief medical officer of Beaumont Health System).

The Beaumont Health executive team will work at temporary offices at the PNC building in Troy at Crooks and Big Beaver.

Beaumont, Botsford and Oakwood announced their intention to come together to form a new health care organization on March 26. They reached a definitive agreement on June 23. The new organization was launched on Sept. 2 after federal and state regulatory officials reviewed and approved the affiliation and granted tax-exempt, not-for-profit status.

Beaumont’s Health’s 14-member board of directors is a blend of former board members of all three organizations and is chaired by John Lewis, former chairman of the Oakwood Healthcare board.

Now that the new organization is launched, teams of leaders are working with their counterparts at the other organizations to develop plans for integrating functional activities that build on the individual strengths of the three legacy organizations.

Michalski believes the geographic footprint of Beaumont Health is one of its greatest strengths. It includes hospitals, outpatient centers, physician offices, long-term care centers, home care services and a multistate medical transportation business. This provides an opportunity to have a larger impact on community health in southeast Michigan and on the health of the patient populations served at Beaumont Health facilities.

Between now and year end, Michalski and the executive team will work to consolidate and align all the individual entities that make up Beaumont Health. A new organizational structure will be developed. Management team members will be appointed to oversee various functions, reporting to the Beaumont Health executive team. A naming plan for the eight individual hospitals under the Beaumont Health brand will also be developed.