FLINT, MI – Cheryl Ellegood was named Corporate Director of Service Lines at McLaren Health Care, effective January 30, 2017. Ellegood is responsible for the collaborative development and implementation of system-wide operating plans for cardiovascular, neuroscience, orthopedic and telemedicine service lines. In addition to working with leadership at subsidiary hospitals, Ellegood works with service line medical directors and participating physicians to implement clinical best practices across the system.
Prior to this position, Ellegood worked for 15 years at McLaren Flint, most recently serving as Vice President of Business Development and Clinical Services. She orchestrated expansion of many specialty services, and was tapped to lead the development of the McLaren Stroke Network, which represents the corporation’s first systemwide initiative that utilizes telemedicine to connect providers with highly specialized physicians to facilitate immediate diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Ellegood earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado and a bachelor of science degree from Weber State University.
“The integration of service lines throughout McLaren Health Care is critical in standardizing best practices, enhancing clinical outcomes, improving access to specialized physicians and treatment, and optimizing efficiency and value,” said Mark O’Halla, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, in announcing Ellegood’s appointment.
The McLaren Health Care system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 250,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving Michigan’s entire Lower Peninsula, along with a portion of the Upper Peninsula.