Spectrum Health Lakeland Division Leadership

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Senior Leadership Team

Dr. Hamel

Loren B. Hamel, MD
President, Spectrum Health Lakeland 
Chief Strategy Officer, Spectrum Health 

Vice Presidents


Natalie Baggio

Natalie Baggio, RN, BSN
Sr. Vice President Patient Care Services
Chief Nursing Officer

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Ray Cruse
Vice President Business Strategy and Hospitality Services
President, Spectrum Health Lakeland Niles and Watervliet Hospitals

Froggatt John WEB

John Froggatt, MD
Vice President Medical Affairs

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Melinda Gruber, PhD
Vice President Continued Care Services
President, Caring Circle

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Lowell Hamel, MD
Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Chief Clinical Officer

Thomas Huyck, JD

Thomas Huyck, JD
Vice President Deputy General Counsel 

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Paul Konopacki
Vice President Finance 
Chief Financial Officer


Soroya Pierre-VanArtsen
Vice President Philanthropy
President, Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation

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Robin Sarkar, PhD
Vice President Information Systems
Chief Information Officer

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Norma Tirado
Sr. Vice President Human Resources, Transformation, Talent, and Culture Collaboratory, Spectrum Health
Human Resources Executive Business Partner, Spectrum Health Lakeland

Lynn Todman

Lynn Todman
Vice President Health Equity


Kendall Troyer - web 2022

Kendall Troyer
Vice President Medical Group and Quality

Assistant Vice Presidents 


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Debra Johnson, RN, BSN
Assistant Vice President of Love & Respect
Chief Experience Officer


Compliance Officer 


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Chris Kuhlmann
Compliance and Privacy Officer

Continue Watching

Community Grand Rounds - Battling Structural Racism

Structural Racism, meaning biases that have been built into the institution's people rely on, is a pervasive issue in the US.

Community Food Network: A Leg Up on Life

After assistance from a Lakeland nurse, Nancey received intervention for a life-threatening condition in the nick of time.

Weathering and Health Inequity: Letting the Epigenome Out of the Bottle Without Losing Sight of the Structural Origins of Population Health

Dr. Geronimus discussed weathering and the ways that structurally rooted biological and psychosocial processes shape health inequities in our society.

Interview with Bechara Choucair, MD: Advancing Health? It's About the Mind, Body, and Community

Dr. Choucair shares how his organization is working to improve conditions for health and equity

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Structural Competency and Institutional Discrimination

Dr. David Williams discusses institutional discrimination, individual discrimination, and structural competency.

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Recognizing and Preventing Implicit Bias

Dr. David Williams discusses his research on ways to recognize and prevent implicit bias.

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Discrimination and Health Disparities

Dr. David Williams discusses his research on health inequities caused by racial discrimination.

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Social Influences on Health

Dr. David Williams discusses his research on the distinctive social exposures linked to racial status.

Interview with Patricia Rush, MD, MBA

Dr. Patricia Rush discusses the impact of psychological trauma on the brain and on chronic disease and health inequities.

COVID-19 Update 12.22.21

Hear from Dr. Hamel and Berrien County Health Department medical director, Rex Cabaltica, MD, as they share the latest COVID-19 headlines in Berrien County.

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