Corewell HealthTM has appointed Alejandro Quiroga, M.D., MBA, as president, Corewell Health West, effective May 1, 2023. Quiroga succeeds Darryl Elmouchi, M.D., MBA, who was appointed as chief operating officer of Corewell Health.
As president, Quiroga will lead strategy, operations, clinical oversight and financial performance for 11 hospitals, 120 outpatient locations, telehealth, a large continuing and home care enterprise, and a medical group with 2,000+ provider members in West Michigan. He also will serve as a member of the system leadership team at Corewell Health.
“Ale has been bold and instrumental in helping us reimagine what is possible in health care. His demonstrated history of innovation and solving complex problems will help us better serve our patients in West Michigan and beyond,” said Darryl Elmouchi, M.D., MBA, chief operating officer, Corewell Health.
As a catalyst for health care transformation, Quiroga has directed department and divisional overhauls that improve health. In his most recent position as chief medical officer and head of ambulatory care and population health programs for Corewell Health in West Michigan, he led cross-functional teams in building the population health infrastructure with a value-based care approach, and redesigning its behavioral health, primary care and care management service delivery models. These efforts increased access to care, improved patient outcomes and reduced the overall total cost of care.
“I am as passionate about helping our teams perform at their best as I am focused on reducing the burden of disease for the people we serve. In this new role, I look forward to helping Corewell Health achieve its mission of improving health, instilling humanity and inspiring hope,” said Quiroga.
Born in Medellin, Colombia, Quiroga’s love of learning and of medicine led him to earn his medical degree from Universidad del Rosario – Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario. He then moved to the United States, completing his residency at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, and his fellowship in pediatric nephrology at Montefiore Children’s Hospital in New York. He earned his executive MBA at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.
After arriving at Spectrum Health in 2011 as a pediatric nephrologist, he quickly ascended as a physician leader. He held several leadership positions at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital including division chief of pediatric specialties and associate program director for the pediatric residency program. He also served as vice president of medical affairs for Spectrum Health Medical Group and as senior vice president of population health before moving into the CMO role of ambulatory care for Corewell Health in West Michigan that preceded his new appointment.