Children’s Hospital of Michigan names COO

Heath Roberts
Heath Roberts // Photo courtesy of Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit has named Heath Roberts COO. He joins the hospital from Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

Roberts will report to Luanne Thomas Ewald, CEO of the hospital. His tenure in health care spans more than 20 years. He joined Children’s Mercy Kansas City in 2008 and previously served as a lean and clinical informatics manager at Truman Medical Centers in the same city. He also served four years active duty in the United States Army’s 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky as a health care specialist.

His work at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City led to the establishment of the Solid Organ Transplant Center. He was also a key leader for clinical, academic, and research operations for pediatrics, surgery, orthopedics, heart, transplant, radiology, pathology, anesthesia, dentistry, graduate medical education, faculty development, physician well-being, and medical staff services.

His planning and execution were also instrumental for the creation of a seven-story medical office building for 500 physicians, advance practice providers, and administrative professionals.

After completing his bachelor’s degree at Park University in Missouri, Roberts earned a master’s degree in business administration from Avila University, also in Missouri. He is a board member on the Clay County Economic Development Council and the Developmental Disabilities Resource Board.

“Heath’s accomplishments in children’s health care are commendable, and I am excited to bring his leadership to Children’s Hospital of Michigan, where he will be an immediate contributor and advocate for children in our community,” says Ewald.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan has served the area for more than 130 years.