FLINT — The Hurley Board of Managers voted unanimously at a recent meeting to appoint Melany Gavulic, RN, MBA to serve as interim president and chief executive officer at Hurley Medical Center.
Patrick Wardell resigned from Hurley as president and CEO, after accepting a position as chief executive officer at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Mass. The Board’s future approval of a new, permanent president and CEO will result from a collaborative interview and search process over the next few months, with input from the board, medical staff, employees and the community.
“Hurley Medical Center is a very special place to me. At Hurley, we are dedicated to consistently providing outstanding patient and family centered care to our patients, around the clock. I am proud to lead this organization, and strive to carry out our strategic initiatives that will enable Hurley to continue providing groundbreaking, state of the art technology, treatment and compassionate care for the people of Genesee County and beyond,” said Gavulic.
Prior to this appointment, Gavulic served as the senior vice president and chief operating officer at Hurley Medical Center, where she was responsible for operations, nursing and all patient care services.
Gavulic has also served as vice president of Procedural and Ambulatory Services at Hurley, with executive level responsibility for Surgical Services, Pediatric, Obstetric and Adult Ambulatory Clinics, along with Trauma Services, Radiology, Bariatric, and Orthopedic service lines, to name just a few.
Hurley officials said, as a results-oriented professional with a proven track record of collaborative working relationships with physicians, staff, colleagues, and external customers, she has been successful in developing and facilitating teams that have positively impacted quality outcomes, demonstrated performance improvement, enhanced delivery of services and accomplished various departmental goals, day in and day out. — G.G.