Hospital president “leaves” job.

April 6, 2016
Mark Vipperman

Mark Vipperman

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. 

LUDINGTON — Mark Vipperman, president of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, is no longer employed by the local hospital. Tonight, Spectrum Health released an internal memo it had sent to its employees earlier in the day. It stated:

“Mark Vipperman, president, Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, has left his role at Spectrum Health. Mark played an integral role in Ludington Hospital’s integration with Spectrum Health nearly three years ago. He helped lead the hospital through its transition into the Spectrum Health System and worked to attract new physicians to the community.”

The memo was communicated to the physicians and staff of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Wednesday afternoon, April 6, by Ludington hospital board chair Ken Rocco, Board Chair and Marc Chircop, senior vice president of Regional Relationships, Spectrum Health Delivery System.

During the search for Mark’s replacement, Randy Stasik will assume responsibility for leading Ludington Hospital in addition to his role as president, Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial in Freemont.

When Spectrum Health took over Ludington hospital three years ago, the local community was assured that the hospital’s leadership, including its board, would remain autonomous. Vipperman has been an active member of the community and oversaw improved relations between the public and the hospital during his tenure.

The statement ended by stating “Spectrum Health remains committed to serving patients and families in the Ludington community.”

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