BAY CITY, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clarence Sevillian has been appointed president and CEO of McLaren Bay Region, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care. He will succeed Alice Gerard, who is retiring as president and CEO on Dec. 20, 2014.
“We are excited to welcome Clarence to the McLaren Bay Region family,” said William Bowen, chairman for the McLaren Bay Region board of directors. “His track record as a health care administrator is impressive, while his background as a health care provider likewise commands respect. He’ll be an asset not only to our medical center but also to the entire Great Lakes Bay Region community.”
Sevillian will be responsible for the overall administrative operations of McLaren Bay Region, including implementing and overseeing critical strategic initiatives.
“Clarence has held numerous positions across various McLaren subsidiaries, and he has proven himself with each promotion,” said Mark O’Halla, executive vice president/chief operating officer of McLaren Health Care. “I’m confident, whether working with physicians, staff, patients or communities, that he’ll be just as successful in his new role as president and CEO of McLaren Bay Region.”
Sevillian comes to McLaren Bay Region from the president and CEO post at McLaren Oakland, a McLaren Health Care subsidiary with 335 licensed beds located in Pontiac. He also served as vice president of operations at McLaren Lapeer Region and held the following positions at McLaren Flint: director of business development and strategic planning; director of physical therapy/sports medicine, wellness, diabetes education and weight management; manager of wellness and sports medicine; manager of wellness; and physical therapist.
A native of Michigan, Sevillian, 44, holds an MBA from Lawrence Technological University and a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Michigan-Flint. He holds two bachelor’s degrees: one in mathematics from Vanderbilt University and another in health science from the University of Michigan-Flint. He and his wife, Arteka, have two teenage daughters.
Upon retirement at the end of the year, Gerard concludes a more than 35-year career at McLaren Bay Region, where she began as staff registered nurse in 1978 and rose through the ranks, assuming the following positions and start dates: nursing supervisor (1986), director of nursing (1990), vice president of patient care services (1999), and ultimately, president and CEO (2006).
“Throughout my years at McLaren Bay Region, one thing has remained constant: our dedication to providing patient-centered care,” said Gerard. “I know this commitment will endure long after I depart, and I leave with the knowledge that the organization is in good hands.”
About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 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 260,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 21,000 employees and more than 25,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a 54-county market and 75 percent of Michigan’s population. Learn more at mclaren.org.