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Spectrum Health Announces Pennock Leadership Change

Angela Ditmar, RN, MBA, has been named president of Spectrum Health Pennock and southeast regional market leader, effective Nov. 1.

Ditmar is currently the vice president for cancer health at Spectrum Health. She will assume the new role from Sheryl Lewis-Blake, who announced her plans earlier this year to retire as Pennock’s president on October 1.

 

“We are very pleased to announce that the exceptional leadership demonstrated by Sheryl over the past 11 years will continue,” said Gwen Sandefur, president, Spectrum Health Hospital Group.

“Angie Ditmar is a highly experienced and dedicated professional who will be a wonderful asset to the Pennock team and she looks forward to becoming part of the community.”

 

Since joining Spectrum Health in 2011, Ditmar has held a variety of leadership positions, including vice president, operations, women’s health, and director for cardiovascular services. She also previously provided oversight for respiratory care, bronchoscopy and sleep disorder centers.

 

Ditmar was instrumental in helping to establish the cancer center at Pennock in 2017. “After a diligent and exhaustive process, the search committee members were unanimous in their support of Ms. Ditmar and the recommendation to the Board of Trustees for her to become the new regional market leader and president of Spectrum Health Pennock,” said Nathan Tagg, chair, Spectrum Health Pennock Board of Trustees and co-chair of the selection committee.

 

“Her qualifications, engaging personality and record of success in other roles within Spectrum Health impressed the committee members. I believe those traits will be an asset to the employees and, most importantly, patients of Spectrum Health Pennock.”

 

Ditmar earned both her Bachelor of Business and Master of Business Administration from Davenport University. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in nursing at Ferris State University.

She has participated on numerous professional advisory boards and served as a mentor on the Association of Cancer Executives (ACE) fellowship program. Ditmar is also an active community member, serving as board vice president for Lakeshore Area Radiation Oncology and as past board member for the Davenport Alumni Association and Grand Rapids Chamber Choir.

 

Photo: Angela Ditmar, RN, MBA is named new president of Spectrum Health Pennock and southeast regional market leader.

 

 

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 12 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 180 ambulatory and service sites; 3,600 physicians and advanced practice providers; and Priority Health, a health plan that served one million members in fiscal year 2018.

Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 26,000 employees. The organization provided $434 million in community benefit during its 2018 fiscal year. Spectrum Health has earned recognition as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems six times by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM.

 

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