Serra named CEO of Homecare Group

FLINT — McLaren Health Care recently welcomed Steven Serra as the new chief executive officer of McLaren Homecare Group. Serra has more than 30 years of experience in the home medical equipment industry.

“We are delighted to have someone with Steven’s talent, background and experience join the McLaren team,” said David Mazurkiewicz, senior vice president and chief financial officer of McLaren Health Care. “He is a proven health care executive who will lead our homecare group to new heights of growth and success.”

Serra’s responsibilities include expanding and diversifying the products and services of McLaren Homecare Group. These include a home health division serving 25 counties in Michigan, inpatient and outpatient hospice, durable medical equipment, retail and specialty pharmacy and a new $5 million centralized clinical laboratory. He will also lead the development, planning and management of all new business ideas, from conception to launch, and maintain successful new product lines.

“Joining the McLaren team provides me with the tremendous opportunity to work for a highly regarded corporation within a large geographic reach,” said Serra. “I look forward to supporting McLaren and its subsidiaries in their mission to continue to provide the best quality homecare in the region.”

Serra most recently served as vice president of Henry Ford Home Infusion and Henry Ford Health Products. Throughout his tenure at Henry Ford, he was responsible for the implementation of Henry Ford at Home, which combined home infusion, home healthcare, health products and hospice services at multiple locations.

Serra holds a master’s degree in health administration from Central Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Oakland University. He resides in Commerce Township with his family.

McLaren Homecare Group delivers one of the broadest service and product offerings of any homecare organization in Michigan. Through its divisions

McLaren Visiting Nurse and Hospice, McLaren Home Medical and McLaren Pharmacy Services, it provides community-based home health care, palliative care, inpatient and outpatient hospice, medical supplies and equipment, corporate and community wellness, and retail pharmacy and infusion therapy services. Headquartered in Genesee County, McLaren Homecare Group serves more than 375,000 patients and businesses in 25 counties throughout Michigan, maintaining regional offices in Macomb, Ingham, Bay, and Lapeer counties, two residential hospice care centers, and retail storefronts in 12 locations throughout southeast and mid-Michigan.

With headquarters in Flint, McLaren Health Care is annually recognized as one of the top Integrated Health Networks in the nation. McLaren is one of the largest health care providers in the state with a system that reaches nearly 35 percent of Michigan residents through more than 150 locations, 15,000 employees and 10,000 network physicians. McLaren Health Care had revenues totaling more than $4.1 billion in 2010 and has experienced double-digit growth each year since 1989. The nonprofit system includes nine regional hospitals: Bay Regional Medical Center and Bay Special Care Hospital in Bay City; Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mount Pleasant; Ingham Regional Medical Center and Ingham Regional Orthopedic Hospital in Lansing; Lapeer Regional Medical Center in Lapeer; McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint; Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center in Mt. Clemens; and POH Regional Medical Center in Pontiac. McLaren also operates McLaren Medical Group, an employed physician network; McLaren Homecare Group, an award-winning home health, hospice and medical supplies provider; McLaren Health Plan, a licensed HMO offering benefit plans for commercial businesses and Medicaid recipients; and Great Lakes Cancer Institute, the largest cancer care network of its kind in the state. Visit Natalie Blythe

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