Mercy Health Muskegon’s President Greg Loomis shares his plans to retire June 30. “Serving as president of Mercy Health Muskegon has been the highlight of my career,” said Loomis.
Loomis has helped lead Mercy Health Muskegon toward regional and national recognition for its high quality of care and programs that rank among the best in the country.
A lifelong resident of Muskegon, Loomis began his career in Hackley Community Hospital’s storeroom at age 17 before serving for four years in the U.S. Navy and attending college. He returned to Hackley in 1975, and in 1979 began his first leadership position at Mercy General Hospital, eventually serving as vice president of professional services.
Loomis’ hospital leadership experience spans more than three decades and the three legacy Muskegon hospitals. He was a member of the local leadership teams that successfully integrated Muskegon General Hospital and Mercy Hospital in 1995 and Hackley Hospital and Mercy General Health Partners in 2008. He was named president of Mercy Health Muskegon on January 1, 2014 and served as interim president for one year prior.
“I take great pride in our colleagues and all that they tirelessly do to transform health care in our community,” said Loomis. “I look forward to continuing this work with my colleagues in the coming months.”
He continues to lead Mercy Health Muskegon in designing and building a new $271-million, 267-bed medical center – Muskegon’s largest construction project in its history – as a step in consolidating the existing three Mercy Health Muskegon hospital campuses. The organization broke ground on the project in September 2016 with a projected completion in June 2019.
“Greg has been through every major development of our health system in Muskegon for nearly four decades,” said Roger Spoelman, president and CEO of Mercy Health. “We became colleagues in 1981 when we were department directors at Mercy General. He’s always been willing to step up no matter how difficult the circumstances, and he has always made anything he’s involved in better. His dedication, expertise and passion will be greatly missed. We are fortunate to have someone with his knowledge and history with our organization, and he will not be easily replaced.”