Spectrum Health Pennock President Sheryl Lewis Blake, who joined Pennnock 11 years ago, has announced her plans to retire on October 1.
“Sheryl will be greatly missed by all of us,” said Gwen Sandefur, president, Spectrum Health Hospital Group.
“During her tenure at Pennock, Sheryl has been focused on improving the health of the community, while creating and maintaining an environment where every patient is an individual, receiving highly personalized and compassionate care. Sheryl has been a true community leader, an organizational steward and an influencer of change.”
During her tenure, Lewis Blake’s accomplishments included coordinating, facilitating and leading the organization through the integration process with Spectrum Health.
She also established the Annual Quality and Culture Awards, designed to celebrate and showcase Pennock’s outstanding employees, providers and community members.
Lewis Blake implemented the hospitalist inpatient care model, allowing for continuous, consistent provider coverage for medical patients and attracted new services and technology to Barry County, including robotic surgery and anterior hip surgery.
Her other accomplishments include introducing a midwifery model for women’s health services, establishing and opening the cancer center and sanctuary and leading the organization through an electronic medical record change.
A successor has not yet been named.
Photo: Spectrum Health Pennock President Sheryl Lewis Blake