Diane Postler-Slattery, Ph.D., MSN, President and CEO of Midland-based MyMichigan Health, and her husband, Don, died in a plane crash in northwest Florida on March 8, according to MyMichigan Health.
Dr. Postler-Slattery was 62, she and her husband were the only people aboard the plane.”This is a great tragedy for our health system,” Greg Rogers, executive vice president and COO of MyMichigan Health, said in a March 9 news release.
“Diane was a strong, passionate, and inspirational leader and was beloved by her family, friends, and colleagues. We ask that you keep her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers and that you respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
Dr. Postler-Slattery had served as president and CEO of the health system since January 2013. During her tenure, the organization unveiled a new name in December 2021.
MyMichigan Health also expanded throughout the state, including affiliations with medical centers in Alpena, West Branch, and most recently Sault Ste. Marie, Mr. Rogers said in the release.
Before joining MyMichigan Health, Dr. Postler-Slattery was president and COO of Aspirus Wausau (Wis.) Hospital and senior vice president of quality and extended services for the Aspirus system.
Mr. Rogers will be MyMichigan Health’s interim CEO, according to the release.