Trinity Health Names Nordlund to Lead Strategy and Innovation
Nov. 16, 2012, Livonia, Mich. --- Trinity Health today named Scott Nordlund to be Executive Vice President for Enterprise Strategy and Innovation Development, focusing on bold, new approaches that position the organization for the future.
In his role, Nordlund will lead research that generates innovative ideas from diverse sources and multiple sectors, promoting new business models, strategic alliances and start-ups. He also will build the pipeline for innovation projects that help Trinity Health continue to be a transforming presence in health care.
“For our patients and communities, Trinity Health is focused on the future, so we are excited that Scott is joining our team to pursue fresh ideas that position us for continuous improvement,” said Trinity Health President and CEO Joseph Swedish. “Scott is an innovator and a risk taker, and we look forward to his strategic leadership.”
Nordlund joins Trinity Health from Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West), where he is the Senior Vice President for Strategic Growth, Network and New Venture Development. He had several other executive roles in strategic planning and business development during his 11 years at Dignity Health, and, previously, held similar executive positions with Navvis Group, BJC Health System in St. Louis and Baxter Healthcare in Chicago.
Active in health care venture leadership, Nordlund served as Chairman of the United Surgical Partners/DH Surgical LLC Board in Arizona and was a Board Member of the Nevada USPI/DH JV. He was on the Board of Directors and served as the Chair of the Strategy Committee for Mercy Care Plan, a 360,000-member, $2 billion Medicaid plan that is co-owned by Dignity Health and Ascension Health System. He also was a board member of the DH/SimonMed Imaging JV (one of the largest ambulatory imaging networks in the country), and the Dignity Health Purchasing Network.
Nordlund received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Illinois and two master’s degrees (Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Services Administration) from the University of Michigan.
Nordlund and his wife, Becky, have a son and a daughter who both are in college. They plan to purchase a home in Michigan after he begins his new role in January.
About Trinity Health
Trinity Health is the 10th largest health system in the nation and the fourth largest Catholic health care system in the country, by total number of hospitals and total bed count, respectively. Based in Livonia, Mich., Trinity Health operates 47 acute-care hospitals, 432 outpatient facilities, 32 long-term care facilities, and numerous home health offices and hospice programs in 10 states. Employing about 56,000 full-time staff, Trinity Health reports about $9.0 billion in unrestricted revenue. As a not-for-profit health system, Trinity Health reinvests its profits back into the community through programs to serve those who are poor and uninsured, manage chronic conditions like diabetes, health education and promotion initiatives, and outreach for the elderly. In fiscal 2012, this included more than $616 million in such community benefits. For more information about Trinity Health, visit www.trinity-health.org, follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter, or become a fan of the Trinity Health Facebook page at www.facebook.com/trinityhealth.