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Friday, April 18, 2014   (0 Comments)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  Contact:   Kevin Tompkins

April 18, 2014                                                                        (810) 342-1173

Lisa O’Connor, Publicom
(517) 487-3700



FLINT, Mich.—Mark O’Halla has been promoted to executive vice president/chief operating officer of McLaren Health Care from president and CEO of McLaren Macomb.

In his new role, O’Halla will oversee all hospital and related subsidiary operations across the organization, including McLaren Medical Group, the employed physician network. He will work to establish systemwide goals with regard to quality outcomes, patient experience initiatives and financial performance. Additionally, he will develop and implement plans and policies in collaboration with McLaren leadership and serve as a liaison between McLaren Health Care and various community, public and governmental organizations.

O’Halla brings nearly 30 years of health care experience to his new role. He joined McLaren in 2006 as president and CEO of McLaren Macomb, a 288-bed acute care hospital in Mount Clemens, Mich. Here, O’Halla was responsible for overall hospital strategy and operations.

Under Mark’s leadership, McLaren Macomb returned to profitability after losing more than $70 million in the four years prior to his arrival,” said Phil Incarnati, president and CEO of McLaren Health Care. “During the past several years, McLaren Macomb has consistently been among McLaren’s top-performing entities. Equally important is the respect Mark has earned from the other members of the McLaren management team. He understands our company’s culture, and his dedication and work ethic exemplify our mission of delivering the best value in health care as defined by quality outcomes and cost.”

As president and CEO of McLaren Macomb, O’Halla had an integral role in making many leading-edge health care treatments and technologies available to Macomb County residents. A search is in progress for his successor.

“Mark has done an exceptional job leading McLaren Macomb,” said Ted B. Wahby, chairman of the McLaren Macomb board of trustees. “He helped secure many health care advances for our community and has made significant contributions to the growth and success of our hospital and physician network in Macomb County. He will be missed, but we are happy he is staying within the McLaren family.”

Before working at McLaren Macomb, O’Halla served as CEO at St. Mary’s Hospital, a 251-bed facility located in Streator, Ill. Prior to this, he spent seven years as chief operating officer at Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic in Clifton Springs, N.Y., as well as four years as chief financial officer at Myers Community Hospital in Sodus, N.Y.

“I’m extremely pleased about this new opportunity,” said O’Halla. “McLaren Health Care has a focus on innovation and clinical quality that will continue to impact patients throughout the state of Michigan. The implementation of initiatives like proton beam therapy, the TAVR cardiac procedure and MAKOplasty robotic orthopedic procedures are indicative of the forward-thinking strategy that leads our organization. I’m excited to play a part in McLaren’s continued growth.”

O’Halla earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Rochester and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Toledo. He serves as chair to the Southeast Michigan American Heart Association board of directors and is involved in many community and philanthropic initiatives.

O’Halla and his family reside in Troy, Mich.

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Mich., is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 11 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 250,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, durable medical equipment services, retail pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only two National Cancer Institute-designated centers in the state. McLaren has 19,500 employees and more than 20,000 network physicians. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a 53-county market that exceeds 6.5 million lives. Learn more at



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