St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Names Senior Project Manager


HOWELL – Bill Makela has been appointed as senior project manager of St. Joseph Mercy Livingston operations.

Makela will be responsible for planning and delivering the program to upgrade St. Joseph Mercy Livingston hospital and develop a short stay center for overnight stays at St. Joseph Mercy Brighton. Previously,  he was at  St. Mary Mercy Livonia, where he began his career.

Makela, of Canton, will serve as the point person for the project steering team with oversight of the project plan, clinical care pilot, and center activation. He will ensure seamless integration of the new and redesigned spaces including operating rooms, emergency department, diagnostic services, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapy, and key clinical support systems.

He earned his bachelor’s  in health science and master’s in health administration from Grand Valley State University.