Margaret Dimond has been named president of Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, replacing acting president Terry Hamilton, who took over leadership of the hospital after Ascension Health Michigan completed the acquisition of the formerly independent hospital based in Rochester Hills.
After a six-month national search, Dimond was recruited away from Detroit-based Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, which is owned by McLaren Healthcare Corp. in Flint. She begins her duties May 1.
Hamilton is also president of St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospitals, which is part of St. John Providence Health System, a division of Ascension Health Michigan.
Last October, Ascension Health acquired Crittenton under unspecified terms. Plans call for Ascension to invest in capital projects and clinical improvement programs. Areas of focus include primary care, oncology, orthopedics and heart services.
During a five-year period that ended in 2014, Crittenton lost more than $73 million on operations.
The appointment of Dimond was jointly announced by Gwen MacKenzie, senior vice president of Ascension Health and Michigan market executive, and Russell Shelton, chair of the Crittenton board of trustees.
Before taking over at Karmanos, Dimond was CEO of the McLaren Medical Group. She has also held positions with Henry Ford Health System and the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and its physician practice plan, Ascension Health said.
She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in social work, and holds a master's degree in public administration from the University of Michigan and a doctorate in philosophy from Michigan State University.
Ascension Health operates 12 hospitals in Michigan, including five St. John hospitals, Borgess Health in Kalamazoo, St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw and St. Joseph Health System in Tawas.
"Margaret Dimond named CEO of Crittenton Hospital Medical Center" originally appeared in Crain's Detroit Business.