McLaren Health Care Names New Chief Operating Officer

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FLINT — McLaren Health Care has hired Michael Taylor as executive vice president/chief operating officer to help administer all hospital and related subsidiary operations across the entire organization. More particularly, Taylor will work to establish systemwide goals in relation to quality outcomes, patient-experience initiatives and financial performance, as well as develop and carry out plans and policies in collaboration with McLaren leadership. When appropriate, he will also serve as a liaison between McLaren Health Care and various community, public and governmental organizations.

“Adding Michael Taylor as chief operating officer to the McLaren team was a natural step in our organization’s progression,” said Phil Incarnati, president and CEO of McLaren Health Care. “As we continue to grow and expand, Michael’s more than 30 years of experience as a hospital system executive will allow him to help facilitate the integration of each of our subsidiaries with an eye toward operational efficiencies and exceptional quality standards.”

Taylor most recently served as senior vice president for Dignity Health Sacramento, part of Dignity Health, a San Francisco-based not-for-profit health care system of 40 hospitals with annual net revenues exceeding $11 billion. In this role, he oversaw eight general acute care hospitals and two specialty hospitals in the Sacramento region, reducing regional costs by $74 million through integration and consolidation strategies.

Prior to Dignity Health, Taylor served as senior vice president, operations, for Baylor Health Care System, a not-for-profit system located in Dallas, Texas, with 14 hospitals and annual system revenues of $3.8 billion. He has also held executive administrative positions at MedCath, Inc., in Tucson, Ariz.; Oakwood Healthcare in Dearborn, Mich.; and Deaconess Service Corporation in Evansville, Ind.

“I’m extremely excited about joining McLaren Health Care,” said Taylor. “McLaren provides services to an impressive market, and based upon data relative to quality outcomes, patient experiences and economics, the organization has produced exceptional results. All of this indicates that McLaren is moving in the right direction and allows for future opportunities.”

Originally from the Richmond, Va., area, Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in health care management from the Medical College of Virginia. He also holds a master’s degree in management from Purdue University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California. He is a fellow of the American College of Health Care Administrators and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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