Lakeland HealthCare, St. Joseph, Mich., has appointed Norma Tirado to a dual executive role covering both human resources and health information technology management.
Tirado, whose age was not available at deadline, was named vice president of human resources and health IT for the two-hospital system in southwestern Michigan. Most recently she served as a senior vice president with Agnesian HealthCare, Fond du Lac, Wis.
Tirado takes over at Lakeland for Gerard Guinane, who left a role as vice president of human resources to join a hospital in Illinois, a Lakeland spokeswoman said. Tirado's dual role at Lakeland will also have her taking on the responsibilities of current Chief Information Officer Emil Gallay when he retires later this year, the spokeswoman said.