Lakeland appoints senior leadership

Two new senior leadership team members have joined Lakeland Health.

“We recognize a clear opportunity to align all of leadership with the transformational tasks that lay ahead,” says Loren B. Hamel, MD, President and CEO, Lakeland Health.

Those include achieving "exemplary" outcomes, services and value, Hamel says.

To help Lakeland meet these goals, Kenneth O’Neill, MD, has been named Vice President of Clinical Integration for Lakeland. In this newly-created role, Dr. O’Neill will be responsible for ensuring that patients and community members receive consistent, coordinated care not only throughout the Lakeland system, but also with other healthcare providers in other settings.

An Ohio native, Dr. O’Neill earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University and completed his medical studies at the University of Cincinnati Medical School and a residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Dr. O’Neill treated patients as an internal medicine provider at Southwestern Medical Clinic’s Stevensville office, and served in an administrator as the Medical Director for Lakeland Medical Practices and as Medical Director for the Lakeland Care Physician Hospital Organization (PHO).  He has also been a longtime member of Lakeland’s Board of Directors and chair of the Lakeland Care Board of Directors.

Kendall Troyer has been appointed Vice President of Diagnostic and Outpatient Services for Lakeland. He will assume many of the responsibilities now handled by Laurie Fleming, RN, who will retire after more than 40 years of service at Lakeland. Troyer will oversee all of Lakeland’s outpatient services in southwest Michigan, including post-acute care, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, and the Heart Center.

Since starting his career in Lakeland’s laboratory nearly 20 years ago, Troyer has served the organization in a number of positions, including as Director of Outpatient Services at the Lakeland Health Park and as Project Director ofLakeland’s electronic health record system.

Most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Lakeland Medical Practices, Troyer oversaw daily operations and guided the strategic direction for 34 physician office locations throughout southwest Michigan. Troyer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Michigan State University.

Source: Lakeland Health
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