We are thrilled to announce the arrival of a true healthcare industry titan, Dr. Roger Spoelman, to our esteemed team at Westfall Gold. With an illustrious career spanning over 37 years in executive healthcare leadership, Dr. Spoelman brings unparalleled expertise and a wealth of experience to his new role as the Healthcare Sales Liaison & Consultant. Senior Vice President of Business Development for Westfall Gold, Bruce Scott shares "I am thrilled to have someone of Roger's wisdom, experience and connections to work with us to expand our work into the healthcare world. Roger is incredibly gifted and a delight to work with."
A Leader Among Leaders
Dr. Spoelman's professional journey is nothing short of extraordinary. Before joining our team, he served as the interim president and chief executive officer of the esteemed global NGO, CURE International, for three successful years. His exceptional leadership skills and strategic guidance paved the way for CURE International's continued growth and success.
Prior to his role at CURE, Dr. Spoelman held the prestigious position of president and CEO at Mercy Health, a prominent regional network of hospitals, physician organizations, and health network operations in western and northern Michigan. His transformative leadership and unwavering dedication to excellence established Mercy Health as a beacon of healthcare innovation in the region.
Dr. Spoelman's impressive career also includes serving as a senior executive for Trinity Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States. Throughout his tenure, he assumed pivotal roles as President and CEO of Trinity Health's largest regional health systems, including Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio, Trinity Health of New England, and Loyola University Health System in Chicago. His remarkable contributions in these positions solidified his reputation as a visionary leader in the healthcare industry.
A Wealth of Expertise
Dr. Spoelman's vast experience encompasses a wide range of areas crucial to the success of any healthcare organization. His expertise in mergers, acquisitions, community health improvement, leadership development, physician integration, physician groups, and governance sets him apart as a true authority in the field. His invaluable insights and guidance have helped numerous organizations thrive and navigate complex healthcare landscapes.
Beyond his executive roles, Dr. Spoelman is a sought-after speaker and facilitator. His passion for cultivating a culture of innovation has led him to assist organizations of all sizes in embracing change and unlocking their full potential. With his engaging and insightful presentations, Dr. Spoelman inspires leaders and teams to push boundaries and drive positive transformation.
Recognitions and Awards
Dr. Spoelman's exceptional contributions to the healthcare industry and the community have garnered him numerous accolades and awards. He has been honored with the Reese Award for Exemplary Service to the Community from the American Red Cross, the Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International, and the Patricia B. Johnson Award for Community Leadership and Innovative Grant Making, among many others. These prestigious recognitions serve as a testament to Dr. Spoelman's unwavering commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others.
A Passion for Empowering Others
Driven by his dedication to the well-being of children and families, Dr. Spoelman joined CURE International's board of directors in 2007. His involvement in strategic initiatives and advisory roles within the organization has allowed him to leverage his expertise in healthcare and drive impactful change. Additionally, Dr. Spoelman actively serves on multiple boards, including International Aid, Open Doors USA, Loyola University, National Christian Foundation of West Michigan, the West Michigan Policy Forum, and BAMFHealth.
Personal Life and Philanthropy
Behind every successful leader is a strong support system, and Dr. Spoelman is no exception. He draws inspiration from his talented wife, Jan, and finds immeasurable joy in his children, their spouses, and his beloved grandchildren. Dr. Spoelman's passion for leadership and talent development extends beyond his professional life as he serves as an advisor and business coach to numerous executives, companies, and organizations.
Dr. Roger Spoelman's arrival at Westfall Gold as the Healthcare Sales Liaison & Consultant marks a significant milestone for our team. His exceptional leadership, extensive expertise, and dedication to innovation are poised to make a transformative impact on our organization and the clients we serve. We eagerly look forward to the future as we embark on this exciting journey with Dr. Spoelman, confident that his unwavering commitment to excellence will drive us to new heights in the healthcare industry.