McLaren Macomb Appoints New Chief Operating Officer


MOUNT CLEMENS — McLaren Macomb has promoted Christopher Candela to chief operating officer.

Most recently, Candela, of Shelby Township, served as director of ancillary services at McLaren Macomb. He joined the hospital in 2008.

Prior to his role at McLaren Macomb, he held various management level positions in rehabilitation services since 2000, including serving as manager of Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Henry Ford Macomb. Before joining the Henry Ford Health System, Candela was clinical administrator at Tri Rehab in New Baltimore.

A licensed physical therapist, Candela earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Wayne State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Candela is a member of Beta Sigma Gamma and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is also a graduate of Leadership Macomb XVI.