Spectrum Health has selected Gwen G. Sandefur, MHSA, as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Spectrum Health Grand Rapids. Sandefur assumed her new role on August 3.
Specifically, the new COO will lead day-to-day operations for Spectrum Health Grand Rapids and oversee the development and implementation of long-range plans, goals and objectives for the organization.
Sandefur has extensive experience in health care administration, most recently serving as the executive vice president/chief operating officer, St. Mary’s Health and president, St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Ind., a member of Ascension Health. Previously, she served as senior vice president, strategic development and regional operations, St. Mary’s Health System/Seton Health Corporation. Prior to joining St. Mary’s Health, Gwen worked for St. Vincent Health, Indianapolis, Ind.
Sandefur earned her Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan and her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Indiana University.