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The CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan is stepping down this week


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

The healthcare system has branches in Petoskey, Cheboygan, Gaylord, and more.

Todd Burch was the President and CEO of Mclaren Northern Michigan since 2019. Under his leadership, Mclaren expanded throughout the region. Most recently completing a new behavioral health facility in Cheboygan that’s set to open later this year.

According to a press release, Burch is pursuing other career opportunities.  McLaren staff would not offer more details when asked. Chad Grant, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer, will assume the role of Interim CEO.

Shari Schult will assist Grant with daily operations as the hospital’s Interim Chief Operating Officer.

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

Michael Livingston is a senior at Central Michigan University majoring in Journalism and International Relations. He grew up in Hartland, a small town in Livingston County. After graduation in 2022, he aspires to take his reporting abroad as a correspondent.