“I was the Board Chairman of a physician group which managed and jointly owned a highly successful surgical hospital with a large health care system when that system initiated an unexpected take over. The surgical hospital CEO departed and the “shared services” plan with the system broke down. System relations with the physicians became tenuous and negotiations stalled.
Into that difficult situation we brought Ken Doran, President and CEO of Spectrum Health Partners to serve first as Interim CFO and then Interim CEO/CRO. He brought clarity of analysis and insight to the problems. He offered wise counsel to the Physicians/Health System and earned their trust. He was also a dynamic and an innovative CEO. Employee morale was improved and eventually an equitable transaction between the physicians and the system was accomplished.
I worked with Ken for over a year and he became a trusted advisor and friend to both the Physicians and Health System.”
Dr. William Thomas, MD, FACS