June 7, 2018
Great Lakes Health Connect, Michigan’s premier Health Information Network, announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the 15-member Board of Directors are Susan Hawkins and Dr. John Fox.
“Both of these professionals bring expertise and energy to the GLHC Board.,” asserted Doug Dietzman, GLHC Executive Director. He continued, “We are fortunate to have them by our side as we continue to build connections between Michigan’s healthcare organizations and community groups to enhance the patient experience, improve health outcomes, and reduce costs.”
Susan Hawkins is the Senior Vice President of Population Health at Henry Ford Health System. Henry Ford Health System was founded in 1915 and is comprised of hospitals, medical centers and one of the nation’s largest group practices, the Henry Ford Medical Group, which includes more than 1,200 physicians practicing in over 40 specialties
Susan is responsible for creating and executing Henry Ford’s system-wide population health strategy. Hawkins helps the hospital system address unmet population health needs and create new value-based contracts by forging new connections and partnerships with community organizations and programs.
Before returning to Henry Ford, Hawkins was Senior Vice President & Chief Quality Officer for the Detroit Medical Center. Hawkins is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the boards of Inforum and the Gleaners Community Food Bank.
When asked about joining the GLHC Board of Directors, Susan responded, “I continue to be impressed by their ongoing commitment to helping providers offer better, more efficient care through technology.”
John Fox, MD, MHA serves as the Senior Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Priority Health. Priority Health is a non-profit health insurance company and the second largest health plan in Michigan.
He earned his BS in chemistry and biochemistry in 1983 from the University of Illinois in Chicago, and his MHA in 2000 from the University of Wisconsin, Department of Preventative Medicine. His MD was completed in 1989 from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, where he also completed his internship and residency in pediatrics.
Great Lakes Health Connect would like to express thanks to Janet Kummeth for her service to the Board of Directors for several years. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
For more information about the Great Lakes Health Connect Board of Directors, please visit www.gl-hc.org/about/board-of-directors.