Corewell Health East appoints president of Farmington Hills Hospital

The health system said Corewell Health East has promoted Derk Pronger as the new president of Farmington Hills Hospital, effective immediately.

Pronger previously served as the chief executive officer of the Farmington Hills campus. His other previous roles include chief executive officer and president and interim chief operating officer for Munson Healthcare’s hospital in Traverse City and vice president of surgical and ancillary services at Hospitals Corewell Health Beaumont Troy.

“Since the start of this year, Derk has taken on more and more responsibilities at our Farmington Hills campus. He’s done an excellent job and I believe he’ll be a great president,” Nancy said. Susick, executive director of Corewell Health East for acute and post-acute services, said in a statement.

Pronger is board certified in healthcare management as a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He also serves on the board of the Farmington & Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth & Families. In 2020, he is the recipient of the Detroit Mercy Alumni Achievement Award.

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In addition to a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Detroit Mercy University, Pronger also holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Purdue University.

“I am honored to be the new president of our Farmington Hills facility,” he said in the statement. “We have an amazing team that inspires and impresses me every day. I’m delighted to be working with them to fulfill their mission to improve health, instill humanity and ignite hope. .”

Beaumont merged with Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health in February to create the state’s largest health system with about 60,000 employees statewide. The consolidation operation took on a new name, Corewell Health, in October.

This story first appeared in our sister publication, Crain’s Detroit Business.


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