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McLaren Northern Michigan CEO steps down from position

Petoskey's McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital (Photo: Mike Krebs/Record-Eagle)
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Petoskey's McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital (Photo: Mike Krebs/Record-Eagle)

The CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan announced he’s stepping down from his role this week.

Todd Burch has held the top role at the health care system since 2019. McLaren has hospital and clinic branches in Petoskey, Cheboygan, Gaylord and Rogers City.

According to a press release, Burch is pursuing other career opportunities. When asked, McLaren staff said they would not offer more details at this time.

Under Burch’s leadership, McLaren expanded throughout the regionn, most recently completing a new behavioral health facility in Cheboygan. It's set to open later this year.

McLaren staff said Burch will not be attending an early preview event for the Justin A. Borra Behavioral Health Center this week.

Chad Grant, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will assume the role of interim CEO.

Shari Schult will be the hospital’s interim chief operating officer.

A nationwide search for a full-time CEO has already been launched.

“During this transition, we are confident the extraordinary team members at McLaren Northern Michigan will continue to provide the exceptional care and experience our hospital is known for,” Grant said in a press release. “We look forward to building on these successes toward a brighter future for health care throughout the region.”

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Michael Livingston covers the area around the Straits of Mackinac - including Cheboygan, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego counties as a Report for America corps member.