Longtime Lakeshore Hospital President Retiring

Jay Bryan, president of Mercy Health Lakeshore Campus, will retire on September 30, 2018. Jay has been with Mercy Health since 1997 and is a trusted and proven leader who will be greatly missed by patients and colleagues alike. Over the course of Jay’s tenure, he has been recognized for his financial acumen, servant leadership style and amazing ability to collaborate.

Jay’s many accomplishments include: creating financial stability in the northern market, focusing on exceptional clinical quality, building and leading dynamic teams and working through three successful mergers. Anyone who knows Jay can appreciate his capacity to listen, evaluate and take time to consider all angles before making decisions. When working with colleagues, Jay has a keen ability to really “see” the other person, their views, their values and respect their input. He’s been able to create an environment where others feel open to express their points of view.

Over time and with the addition of services, the completion of the building project, the streamlining and emphasis on quality of care and patient satisfaction, the Lakeshore Campus achieved a remarkable turnaround under Jay’s leadership. The health care services in the northern market are sought after, and local patients – as well as summer tourists, repeatedly praise the facility and the exceptional and personal care they receive.

“Lakeshore Hospital is a special place because of the loving, giving and caring family of staff and the community,” said Bryan. “Our colleagues go the extra mile to provide quality care and our clients reward us with their loyalty and appreciation of services rendered. It has been an honor to lead and become part of this family.”

Jay has plans to begin his retirement by giving back through various mission trips to health care clinics that serve the world’s most vulnerable populations. Additionally, Jay and his wife, Susan, are excited to enjoy their “little slice of heaven” in Hart, Michigan, where they have three horses, plenty of land, fences and gardens to tend to. They’re also looking forward to spending more time with family and traveling down south to Florida for the winter.

Congratulations, Jay!

 

 

 

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