GRAND BLANC TWP. — Tammy Merkel has been named vice president of Performance Excellence & Clinical Integration for Genesys. She replaces Jean Doerge who accepted a position with Trinity Regional Health System in Iowa. Merkel was promoted from director of System Improvement.
Prior to joining Genesys, Merkel was corporate director of Process Excellence for Trinity Health, headquarted in Novi. In this role, she led transformational change by developing and implementing a systemwide approach to continuous improvement using Lean Six Sigma. Merkel is one of only eight founding improvement leaders for the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Health Care. As vice president of Performance Excellence & Clinical Integration for Genesys, Merkel will oversee Clinical Integration & Accreditation, Genesys HealthWorks and the Genesys Transformation Program.