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Robin Damschroder named Chief Operating Officer of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor & Livingston hospitals
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Robin Damschroder named Chief Operating Officer of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor & Livingston

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – (SEPT. 10, 2013) – Robin Damschroder has been appointed chief operating officer over two hospitals within the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS), effective Oct. 1. She will be directing day-to-day operational activities and clinical service line management of 536-bed St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston.

Robin comes to SJMHS from the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) where she most recently served as associate hospital director of clinical services and operations. In this capacity, she helped lead joint ventures and collaborations between UMHS and SJMHS, including the new Acute Care for Elders (ACE) unit and the expansion of family medicine inpatient service at Chelsea Community Hospital.

Her career experience encompasses more than 21 years of health care leadership in operations, finance and business development, including seven years at St. Joe’s as its chief development officer (2003-2007) and controller (2000-2003).

“Robin Damschroder is a seasoned leader who is known to deliver results,” said Rob Casalou, president and CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston. “Robin’s familiarity with St. Joe’s medical staff and community – grounded in our mission, vision and values – will enable her to hit the ground running and support the change and integration efforts ahead.”

She earned her bachelor’s degree, CPA and Master in Health Services Administration (MHSA) from the University of Michigan. An active leader of the community, Robin is a member of the UM Washtenaw County Development Council, co-chair of the 2013 Red Cross Ball, a member of the Arbor Hospice Foundation Board and Executive Committee, and a Peace Neighborhood Center volunteer.

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About Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a health care organization serving six counties in southeast Michigan including Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy Livonia, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, 119-bed St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron and 113-bed Chelsea Community Hospital. Combined, the six hospitals are licensed for 1,726 beds, have six outpatient health centers, six urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialty centers; employ more than 14,000 individuals and have a medical staff of nearly 3,200 physicians.

SJMHS is a member of CHE Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 21 states from coast to coast with 84 hospitals, 95 continuing care facilities and home health and hospice programs that provide nearly 2.4 million visits annually. The organization was formed by the May 2013 consolidation of Trinity Health and Catholic Healthcare East.

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