MidMichigan Health CEO Discusses Integrated Role of Nursing

Diane Postler-Slattery presents “Leadership Challenges in the Changing Healthcare Environment: How Nursing Plays a Vital Role” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28.

Diane Postler-Slattery, the president and chief executive officer for MidMichigan Health, will discuss “Leadership Challenges in the Changing Healthcare Environment: How Nursing Plays a Vital Role” in a public talk at Alma College.

She will speak at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 in the Dow Science Center Room L1. Admission is free and open to the public. A small reception will follow.

“Diane Postler-Slattery has a record of outstanding leadership and community involvement, and I am delighted that she has agreed to share her vision of the integrated role of nursing in healthcare with our students and campus community,” says Alma College President Jeff Abernathy.

“She was trained as a nurse prior to her administrative career and sees the value of the four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program, which prepares students to provide the highest quality of patient-centered care,” he says.

MidMichigan Health, a four-hospital non-profit integrated health system headquartered in Midland, has more than 4,900 employees, physicians and volunteers.

Postler-Slattery joined MidMichigan Health in 2013. Prior to her appointment, she was president and chief operating officer of Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wisc., and senior vice president of quality and extended services for the Aspirus system. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Ph.D. in education administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She is active in professional and civic organizations and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She was recently elected to the board of directions for the Midland Center for the Arts.

A recipient of numerous awards, Postler-Slattery has received the State of Wisconsin Champion in Women’s Health, Athena Award, President’s Award from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and Women of Vision Award, in addition to many others.

Story published on November 17, 2016