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Leadership Connections: Dr. Loren Hamel, President of Spectrum Health Lakeland and Chief Strategy Officer for Spectrum Health
June 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is proud to continue its series of networking opportunities called Leadership Connections. The next event in the series will feature special guest speaker, Dr. Loren Hamel, President of Spectrum Health Lakeland and Chief Strategy Officer for Spectrum Health and is being co-sponsored by Tosi’s Restaurant.
Monday, June 17th
5:00 – 7:00 PM
4337 Ridge Rd., Stevensville, MI
“One of the goals of the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is to connect businesses and the community,” says Chamber President, Ashlie Guyberson. “We started the Leadership Connection series to create an environment where business owners and the greater community can get an exclusive ‘insider peek’ into the happenings of local businesses, to better understand how it impacts our community. We are eager to continue this series and are honored that Dr. Hamel has accepted our invitation to be the guest speaker at our next event.”
About the speaker, Dr. Loren Hamel
As CEO, Dr. Hamel successfully integrated into the Lakeland system the largest multispecialty medical practice in Berrien County; the former Community Hospital, Watervliet; and Hospice at Home, which resulted in the area’s only dedicated hospice residence. Organizational culture improvements are a hallmark of Dr. Hamel’s leadership. Through his “Bring Your Heart to Work” initiative, featured in Harvard Business Review, he shared his vision for connecting caregivers’ tasks to the heartfelt needs of those they serve. Under Dr. Hamel’s leadership, Lakeland launched a system-wide electronic health record and the organization became first in the state of Michigan, as well as in the region, to be certified at Stage 7 by HIMSS Analytics.
Dr. Hamel was a founding member of Affirmant Health Partners – the state’s largest clinically integrated network, composed of six of Michigan’s leading health systems, to deliver high-quality, cost-effective healthcare and improve the health of residents. He was named Chairman of Affirmant Health Partners in July of 2017. Dr. Hamel serves as a past president and current board member for the Michigan Health and Hospital Association Executive Committee. He is on the board for Southwest Michigan Economic Growth Alliance and co-chair of Michigan’s Great Southwest Leadership Council.
Dr. Hamel graduated with honors from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, before going on to the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California. He also holds a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health. An experienced family physician, Dr. Hamel treated southwest Michigan residents for 23 years at University Medical Specialties in Berrien Springs.
Additional event information
Free of charge for Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce members
$10 per person for non-members*.
* To be paid upon arrival to the event with cash or check.
Light appetizers will be served with a cash bar available.
Space is limited and RSVP is required.
About the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
In 1966, the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce organized for the purpose of uniting as a group for the promotion of the Lakeshore area and to tell the “Lakeshore Story” for the advancement of commercial, industrial, civic, cultural, and general interests of Lakeshore, and its trade area.