BHSH System Appoints New President for BHSH Beaumont Health
BHSH System, a health care system resulting from the combination of Beaumonth Health and Spectrum Health in Southfield and Grand Rapids respectively, announced Dr. Benjamin Schwartz as the new president of BHSH Beaumont Health.
“In the search for the new President of BHSH Beaumont Health, we were looking for a leader with the proven ability to drive excellence, a strong team and culture builder, a dynamic communicator, and a strategic and systems thinker. Dr. Schwartz exemplifies these qualities,” says Tina Freese Decker, President and CEO of BHSH System.
“He is a visionary healthcare leader, passionate about the future of healthcare. He is also committed to fostering and inspiring a vibrant culture for our team at BHSH Beaumont Health, and leading that team towards our bold vision.
Schwartz provided care and held executive and administrative leadership positions, with responsibility for hundreds of practices, six acute care hospitals and one behavioral health hospital during his 27-year career.
He joins BHSH Beaumont Health from Northwell Health in New York, where he served as Senior Vice President and Executive Physician for the Eastern Region. Additionally, he is an associate professor at several institutions and serves on the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Dallas.
“I am confident that Dr. Schwartz’s leadership, clinical expertise, and shared vision for our integrated system will enable us to continue our excellent service, clinical research, and expand our reach to improve the health of our communities,” said said Christopher Blake, Chairman of the Board of BHSH Beaumont Health.
Schwartz received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College. He earned an MD from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and earned a master’s degree from Harvard University.
“I believe our extensive national search to select the new president has helped us identify an exceptional leader who will build on our strengths and take our organization to the next level,” Blake said.
Decker also recognized Nancy Susick for her many contributions as interim president of BHSH Beaumont Health. “I am grateful for Nancy’s dedication and unwavering leadership in the interim role of our organization. She is a highly respected leader who lives our values every day.