GENESEE COUNTY — Medstar, Southern Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, has announced the President and CEO of Ascension St. John Hospital and Ascension River District Hospital Kevin Grady, MD, and Ascension Macomb- Oakland Hospital President Gary Druskovich, MD, MBA are the newest members of its Board of Directors.
“Dr. Grady is a champion for patient-centered care, and it’s an honor to have him on our board,” said Kolby Miller, Medstar CEO. “His more than 30 years of experience as a critical care physician is invaluable, especially as we continue to expand our 911 services throughout Michigan and develop programs to improve the health of patients throughout the region.”
“As healthcare systems recognize the importance of pre-hospital emergency care, as well as the value of community paramedicine, I am excited to join in the direction of the region’s most responsive and innovative organization,” said Dr. Grady. “The opportunity for EMS and mobile healthcare organizations to bring about large-scale improvements in emergency care, as well as the development of integrated, interdisciplinary approaches to population health management is significant, and Medstar is leading the way throughout our growing service area.”
In addition to his service with Ascension SE Michigan, Dr. Grady is a senior member and partner with Pulmonary & Critical Care Associates, an associate clinical professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and has served in various medical staff leadership roles, including Ascensions’ Chief Medical Officer of the SE Michigan region.
“Dr. Druskovich brings a valuable mix of clinical and operations experience to our organization, and we share his passion for serving the most vulnerable patients,” said Miller. “As our organization continues to grow throughout Michigan, his EMS experience and commitment will help us better serve all patients, communities, and facilities.”
“I look forward to joining fellow physicians, as well as the healthcare and community leaders on Medstar’s Board of Directors,” said Dr. Druskovich. “I am impressed by the incredible clinical care provided by Medstar’s personnel in the 911 service, as well as the innovations and advancements in critical care transport and population health engagement. As a former EMT and paramedic, it is very exciting for me to participate with such a forward-thinking organization.”
Dr. Druskovich is an anesthesiologist who was in a private group practice for 27 years. Before being named President at Ascension Macomb- Oakland Hospital in December 2019, he held the position of Chief Physician Officer (CPO) for both hospital and ambulatory physicians at Ascension Borgess. As CPO, Dr. Druskovich served as both the Chief Medical Officer of Ascension’s four west Michigan hospitals and the Clinical Vice President of West Michigan Ascension Medical Group. He also served nine years on the Board of Directors of Ascension Borgess.
Details: Visit www.medstarambulance.org. — G.G.