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Kirk Ray Joins University Club Board of Directors

Wednesday, July 31, 2019  
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McLaren Greater Lansing President & CEO Kirk Ray has been elected to the University Club of MSU’s Board of Directors.

Kirk Ray currently leads McLaren Greater Lansing’s two hospitals while overseeing the 

construction and opening of a new, state-of-the-art $450 million health care campus in Lansing, adjacent to the University Club. Ray was elected to the U-Club board in May and began his three-year term in July.

“The University Club is honored to have him join the board,” says U-Club CEO/General Manager Karen Grannemann. “His leadership and business skills, as well as his extensive use of the Club’s facilities and services, will be an asset to the Club.”

Previously, Ray was the Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Health Network (LHN) – Kosciusko Community Hospital and Lutheran Health Physicians in Warsaw, Indiana where he was responsible for strategic, operational, and market leadership initiatives. During his tenure at LHN, he was also responsible for the development of telemedicine services for behavioral health and neurology; the acquisition and operation of emergency medical services within LHN; the development and expansion of occupational health service across northern Indiana; the growth and expansion of urgent care; and a 10 percent improvement of overall patient satisfaction scores.

Ray has also held President/CEO positions at ValleyCare Health System of Ohio (Youngstown, Ohio), DeKalb Health (Auburn, Indiana), St. Joseph Hospital (Ft. Wayne, Indiana), and Select Specialty Hospital (Ft. Wayne, Indiana). Ray holds a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. He is an active member of the local community through his service with a number of organizations focusing on patient safety and quality, population health, and economic development.He is also active with national and regional professional associations and the Ball State University Alumni Association. Ray received the Ball State University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2012, and has received a number of other honors and recognitions throughout his career for community service and business leadership.

The University Club of Michigan State University has a 90-year tradition as a year-round center for business, dining, fitness, recreation, and golf at Forest Akers Golf courses. The Club offers a servicerich tradition of fabulous dining and entertainment, flawlessly executed meetings and events, swimming, golf, fitness, and spa services. Memberships in this award-winning private facility are available to anyone in the community


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