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Crittenton Hospital Announces New President

Gwen MacKenzie, Sr. Vice President, Ascension Health, Michigan Market Executive and Russell Shelton, Chair, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Board of Trustees today announced that Margaret Dimond will be joining Crittenton as President on May 1, 2016.

Margaret Dimond Crittenton President

Margaret is an accomplished and well-respected health care leader with extensive experience in acute care, ambulatory and physician group organizations,” said Gwen MacKenzie. “She is a perfect match for the Crittenton personality and potential.”

As a member of the Ascension Michigan Market Leadership team, Margaret will join the presidents of Borgess Health in Kalamazoo (Kathy Young), Genesys Health System, St. Mary’s of Michigan and St. Joseph Health System in mid-Michigan (Betsy Aderholdt) and St. John Providence in Metro Detroit (Jean Meyer), in creating integrated networks of care as part of Ascension.

“Many qualified candidates showed an interest in this position, which allowed us to make a thoughtful selection from an excellent pool of talent,” said Russell Shelton. “Margaret will be a great fit.  Besides a wealth of experience, she is already involved in our community, and she’s done her homework. I really believe she’s what we need at Crittenton and I’m excited to work with her.”

Margaret most recently served as President & CEO of the Karmanos Cancer Hospital within the McLaren Health System. Previously, she was President & CEO of the McLaren Medical Group.  She has held executive positions with Henry Ford Health System and the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Physician Practice Plan.

Margaret earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work, has a master’s degree in public administration from University of Michigan and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Michigan State University.


Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center (1101 W. University Drive, Rochester, Michigan) is a 290-bed acute healthcare facility serving communities in Oakland, Macomb and Lapeer counties. The medical staff of nearly 500 physicians provides a wide range of medical specialties. As a fully accredited teaching facility, Crittenton provides a campus for residents from Wayne State University’s School of Medicine who are specializing in Family Medicine, and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT). Crittenton is also a teaching campus for nurses from Oakland University’s School of Nursing. Crittenton is
a ministry of Ascension Health, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system. For more information visit crittenton.com.

Ascension Michigan

Ascension Michigan includes Borgess Health in Kalamazoo, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester, Genesys Health System in Grand Blanc, St. John Providence in Metro Detroit, St. Joseph Health System in Tawas, and St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw and Standish. Together, the health systems employ more than 25,000 associates and are a major economic driver in the state, with $1.4 billion in payroll each year. In fiscal year 2014, Ascension Michigan provided more than $263 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty.



Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2015, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers serve in 2,000 sites of care – including 137 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to healthcare delivery, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.