Health network names executive team

Business News |Jan 9, 2018|3 min read

A new health care network serving West Michigan has named its executive team.


The Trinity Health-owned health systems of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, or SJMHS, in southeast Michigan and Mercy Health in West Michigan have announced the executive team that will lead their unified statewide network, effective Jan. 1.


The network was announced last fall.


Mary Boyd. Courtesy Mercy Health

“These leaders have proven ability in their respective areas to advance strategic partnerships, growth initiatives and payer strategies in order to create a strong, people-centered care delivery network across Michigan,” said Rob Casalou, president and CEO, Mercy Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.


  • Mary Boyd, chief integration officer, previously executive vice president of Regional Network and System Development for Mercy Health, will oversee strategy and business development, process excellence, accreditation, business health solutions, innovation hub, and medical group and provider services across the state.
  • Sally Guindi, general counsel, has led the legal team and governance for SJMHS for many years and will continue to work closely with the statewide executive leadership team and Trinity Health to establish key statewide affiliations and partnerships.
  • Michael Gusho, chief financial officer, chief financial officer for SJMHS and interim chief financial officer for Mercy Health since September 2017, will now assume the role statewide.
  • Ane McNeil, chief human resources officer, who previously served as chief human resources officer for SJMHS, will assume statewide HR leadership and responsibility for strategic HR practices that align within Michigan and Trinity Health.
  • Michele Szczypka, chief marketing and communications officer, previously chief marketing officer for SJMHS, will oversee marketing, communications, digital solutions group, call center functions and physician network marketing throughout Michigan.
  • Rosalie Tocco-Bradley, Ph.D., chief clinical officer, who currently serves as chief medical officer of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston hospitals and chief clinical officer for SJMHS, will work to integrate acute care flow, clinical research, quality, safety, risk, informatics, medical staff office and GME programs throughout Michigan.


“Through our efforts, we are better organized to serve patients with a healthier, stronger and more responsive statewide health care system,” Casalou said. “This leadership model will further align and advance our shared vision to be Michigan’s most trusted health partner for life.”


The new health system in Michigan includes eight hospitals with a total of 2,357 licensed beds, nine outpatient health centers, 12 urgent care facilities and more than 35 specialty centers. It will employ more than 22,500 colleagues and have a medical staff of nearly 4,000 physicians.


The new statewide structure is part of Trinity Health’s national strategy to integrate teams and resources to serve communities better.


Trinity Health recently combined five hospitals and other facilities in Connecticut and Massachusetts to form Trinity Health of New England.