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Cindy Ficorelli
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07/15/2011

Tammy Merkel named Genesys vice president

(GENESEE COUNTY, MI) Tammy Merkel has been named vice president of Performance Excellence & Clinical Integration for Genesys. She replaces Jean Doerge who accepted a position with Trinity Regional Health System in Iowa. Merkel was promoted from director of System Improvement.
Prior to joining Genesys, Merkel was corporate director of Process Excellence for Trinity Health, headquarted in Novi. In this role, she led transformational change by developing and implementing a systemwide approach to continuous improvement using Lean Six Sigma. Merkel is one of only eight founding improvement leaders for the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Health Care.

(Trinity Health is the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the US, with a network of 46 acute care hospitals, 379 outpatient facilities, 31 long-term care centers, and numerous home health offices and hospice programs in nine states.)

As vice president of Performance Excellence & Clinical Integration for Genesys, Merkel will oversee Clinical Integration & Accreditation, Genesys HealthWorks and the Genesys Transformation Program.

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