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Metro Health Names Floyd Wilson, Jr. as Executive Vice President of External Relations & Marketing

Posted: March 26, 2012

Metro Health announced today that Floyd Wilson, Jr. has been named executive vice president of external relations and marketing.

Wilson will oversee all external relations for Metro Health, including efforts related to the 208-bed Metro Health Hospital, 12 neighborhood outpatient offices in West Michigan, the employed physician group, the MidTowne Surgery Center, University of Michigan partnerships, Pennant Health Alliance collaborations and other strategic growth initiatives.

“Floyd is a great leader and a great advocate for Metro,” said Mike Faas, president and CEO of Metro Health.  “He has guided our internal teams to outstanding results and has dedicated time outside of Metro to many key entities within our community.  I’m excited about our future as Floyd will be able to dedicate more time to connecting Metro in unique and meaningful ways with traditional and nontraditional partners, physicians and others.”

Wilson will oversee Metro’s efforts in the areas of physician relations, public affairs and government relations, institutional relations, marketing, public relations, advertising and community relations.

“I can’t think of a better person to lead Metro’s external relations than Floyd,” said Doyle Hayes, chairman of Metro Health’s board of directors.  “He is a charismatic leader who sees opportunities where most don’t.  He’s a convener, a person who can bring together people with varying agendas and get them all headed in the same direction.”

Wilson is a member of the Kent County Aeronautics Board and the Kent County Convention/Arena Authority.  He also serves on the boards of Goodwill Industries International, Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids (chair), Experience Grand Rapids, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Orthotics & Prosthetics, the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute, and the Metro Health Physician Hospital Organization.  He formerly served as a board member of Catholic Social Services and Health Care Employers’ Council.

“It is an honor to serve Metro in this new role,” said Wilson.  “Metro is a doctor-driven, patient-focused system with many untold stories.  Our patients know of the great things that we’re doing, but we can do even more in the broader community to improve life here in West Michigan.”

Wilson previously served as Metro’s executive vice president of human resources.  He also has served as chief human resources officer for Spectrum Health’s continuing care division and director of human resources for D&W Foods in Grand Rapids.  Wilson earned a master’s degree from Western Michigan University and bachelor’s degrees from Central Michigan University and Grand Valley State University.

Metro Health includes Metro Health Hospital, a 208-bed general acute-care osteopathic teaching hospital located in Wyoming, Mich.  The newly constructed hospital opened in 2007 and features the latest offerings in technology and systems.

Metro Health partnered with the University of Michigan’s department of radiation oncology in 2008 to open a new cancer center.  In addition, Metro Health has recently received national recognition for its heart and vascular program and won several awards for its inpatient and outpatient specialty services.



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