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Dr. Jeffrey DeClaire Appointed Department Director

Margaret Dimond, president and CEO of Crittenton Hospital has appointed Jeffery DeClaire, M.D., to the position of medical director, Department of Surgery, and director of the Orthopedic Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Program at Crittenton. Dr. DeClaire’s position was effective on September 12.

This new role will be key in the strategic development and operational improvement of the service line. Dr. DeClaire will work in partnership with the Chief of the Department of Surgery, Anil Kumra, M.D., and the Chief of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Paul Siatczynski, M.D. His responsibilities will include onboarding of new surgeons, increasing efficiencies, process improvement, ensuring high-reliability outcomes and creating overall excellence in the patient experience.

Dr. DeClaire has been a loyal member of the Crittenton medical staff for nearly 30 years. During his tenure, he has held various leadership roles within the Medical Staff and as a board member on the CHMC Board of Trustees.

Dr. DeClaire received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan : and obtained his fellowship training in sports medicine and reconstruction surgery of the knee at Penn State University. He is internationally recognized specializing in minimally invasive knee surgery, including outpatient partial and total knee replacement, arthroscopy of the knee, as well as, revision knee arthroplasty.


About Crittenton

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center 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. Crittenton has a premier orthopedic surgery program and is the exclusive healthcare provider for the sports medicine program at Oakland University. 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, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system.

About Ascension

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 FY2016, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 150,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

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