Diane Postler-Slattery Elected President and Chief Executive Officer of MidMichigan Health
Richard M. Reynolds Named President Emeritus
The MidMichigan Health Board of Directors elected Diane Postler-Slattery, Ph.D., F.A.C.H.E., president and CEO of MidMichigan Health at its January 14 board meeting. Former President and CEO Richard M. Reynolds was elected president emeritus.
Postler-Slattery was selected following a national search. She has been with MidMichigan Health since December in a transition phase with Reynolds.
"MidMichigan Health is an excellent organization, with outstanding physicians, leaders, employees and volunteers," said Postler-Slattery. "I am thoroughly enjoying the people of MidMichigan Health and getting to know those in the communities we serve. I am learning a great deal about MidMichigan's quality and physician expertise, and I look forward to helping make a great organization even better."
Reynolds was honored with a board resolution that praised his “insight, foresight and intelligence” that helped MidMichigan Health achieve recognition as a leading national health system three years in a row. He was acknowledged for his service as chief financial officer and treasurer of MidMichigan Health from 1980-2004, president and CEO of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland from 2004-2008, and president and CEO of MidMichigan Health from 2008-2012.
Postler-Slattery comes to MidMichigan from Aspirus Inc. in Wausau, Wisc., where she was president and chief operating officer of the 325-bed regional referral hospital, Aspirus Hospital, since 2005. She also held a system-level position as senior vice president of quality and extended services at Aspirus Inc. Prior to this position she was chief operating officer and chief nurse executive of Aspirus Wausua Hospital where she established the vision for nursing practice leading to national recognition.
She earned her Ph.D. in education administration in 1995 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She received both her Master of Science degree in nursing/nursing administration and Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. All of her degrees were earned with honors.
Postler-Slattery’s roster of professional affiliations and civic leadership is extensive. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a member of such community organizations as Rotary, the Performing Arts Foundation, and the Community Foundation, among others. A recipient of numerous awards, she received the State of Wisconsin Champion in Women’s Health, Athena Award, President’s Award from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and Women of Vision Award, in addition to many others.
MidMichigan Health is a family of health care organizations serving a 14-county region in the middle of Michigan, and includes Medical Centers in Midland, Alma, Clare and Gladwin, as well as health parks in Mt. Pleasant, West Branch, Freeland and Houghton Lake, nursing homes and home care. It includes more than 6,300 employees, physicians and volunteers. MidMichigan Health recently announced plans to partner with the University of Michigan, which is expected within a few months.