Metro Health, an West Michigan-based affiliate of University of Michigan Health, has named Dr. Peter Hahn as its next president and CEO.
Hahn, who was hired in 2016 as Metro Health's chief medical officer, will start his new position Oct. 1, succeeding Michael Faas, who is retiring after 25 years at the healthcare organization.
"Dr. Hahn is the ideal selection to carry forward the transformational, visionary leadership of Mike Faas," said Carlos Sanchez, co-chair of the Metro Health Hospital Board. "The unanimous decision by our board members confirms Peter is the right choice at the right time to build on Metro Health's legacy of patient-focused clinical excellence for West Michigan."
Hahn was instrumental in the groundbreaking 2016 affiliation with University of Michigan Health, enabling a strategic expansion of services at Metro Health, as well as new accreditations and recognitions for excellence, the organization said in the release.
"Together, we will ensure our culture of community engagement and patient-focused care will continue to define the experience people have at Metro Health — University of Michigan Health," Hahn said in the release. "... Expect further innovations, improvements and expansions as we execute our comprehensive strategic plan."
Faas led Metro Health through an era of unprecedented growth since 1994, including orchestrating Metro Health's move from Grand Rapids to Wyoming in 2007 and establishing Metro Health Village in Wyoming, culminating in the affiliation with University of Michigan Health nine years later.
Chicago-based national search firm Witt/Kieffer helped produce candidates and guide the review and vetting process.
"Metro Health was started by physicians. Now it will be led by one," said Steve Van Andel, member of the Metro Health Corporation Board.
The Metro Health system includes Metro Health Hospital, a 208-bed general acute-care osteopathic teaching hospital in Wyoming.
Hahn is a native of Okemos who earned his medical degree at Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. The pulmonologist and former Mayo Clinic physician served in various health care leadership roles in Oregon before joining Metro Health.
"Metro Health names next president and CEO" originally appeared in Crain's Detroit Business.