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P. Peter VanLaan, JD

Associate General Counsel

An expert in health law who safeguards Metro Health’s position to deliver consistently excellent care to patients. Provides sound and practical counsel on regulatory compliance and reporting, patient rights and privacy, procurement and contracts, reimbursement, joint ventures, governance and more, focusing on what is best for patients. Advises senior leadership and clinical staff, ensuring Metro Health stays current with evolving local, state and federal laws. Frequent presenter on health care topics to the State Bar of Michigan. Serves on the bar’s Health Care Law Section Membership Committee and is a member of American Health Lawyers Association. Earned Dean’s Honors at Indiana University law school and served as managing editor of Indiana Law Journal. As an undergraduate, attained Dean’s List at Grand Valley State University, including a semester at Krakow University of Economics in Poland. An experienced human resource leader dedicated to ensuring Metro Health – University of Michigan Health’s distinction as an outstanding workplace. A long track record of success in employee relations, training, performance management, acquisitions and consolidations, change management, recruiting, benefits, disability management and implementation of human resource information systems. Directs human resource policy and practice to meet strategic goals of Metro Health. Upholds Metro Health’s supportive, innovative, high-performing and accountable culture, while ensuring the organization’s policies comply with accrediting bodies and local, state and federal law. Professional certification by Human Resources Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management. Trained in Global 8D problem solving, interpersonal communication skills, supervisor development, performance management, presentation skills, fair and effective discipline, performance appraisals and fairness committees.