Detroit Medical Center announced that Rodney Huebbers is its new president and COO, effective Feb. 25.
Huebbers, whose age was not immediately available, joins Detroit Medical Center from Baptist Health System in San Antonio, where he had served as COO since August 2010. Baptist is a division of Vanguard Health Systems, which acquired Detroit Medical Center at the end of 2010. He fills a vacancy created when Joe Mullany was promoted to succeed Mike Duggan, who stepped down as CEO Dec. 31 as he prepared to run for mayor of Detroit. Duggan is expected to make his run official this evening, according to local news reports.
At Baptist Health System, Huebbers led the development of a sales and growth team, added service lines, helped build a safety program, and integrated Lean teams and processes, Detroit Medical Center said in a news release announcing the appointment. “It is exciting to bring his level of experience and commitment to the Detroit Medical Center market,” Mullany said in the release.