2018-02-15 / Business

Ascension Michigan Names New Chief Medical Officer & Chief Nursing Officer

WARREN — Ascension Michigan is making two key additions to its executive team as the organization continues to enhance and align its leadership and clinical structures across the state.

Charles Husson, DO, has been named as Ascension Michigan Market chief medical officer, and Gay Landstrom, RN, PhD, has been appointed Ascension Michigan Market chief nursing officer.

“This move is part of our effort to align our clinical structure to achieve the quadruple aim of high quality clinical outcomes, enhanced patient experience, enhanced provider experience and affordable cost,” said Donald D. Bignotti, MD, chief clinical officer, Ascension Michigan.

“These leaders were selected for this key nurse-physician dyad because they have demonstrated not just commitment to the quadruple aim, but also a history of successfully building inter-professional team-based care models,” Bignotti continued. “Ascension Michigan’s goal is to develop and implement models of care that are aligned with the quadruple aim, positioning the organization to meet the challenges ahead in our rapidly changing healthcare environment. We will provide the best possible care to our patients while also addressing the wellness and resilience of our caregivers.”

Husson has been serving as regional chief medical officer for Ascension Mid-Michigan since 2015, and prior to that served as vice president for Medical Affairs at Genesys Regional Medical Center. He was educated as a primary care physician in internal medicine, and has considerable experience in team-based models of care and developing high reliability organizations. Husson will have accountability for physician alignment and medical staff functioning across the market.

Landstrom currently serves as regional chief nursing officer for St. John Providence and has extensive experience in nursing management, governance and team-based models of care. She has a strong demonstrated commitment to advancing models of care in which nursing staff practice at the top of their licensure and in developing a culture of safety. She will have accountability for nursing across the market. — P.S.

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