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Bronson Healthcare announces new president, CEO

Posted: 12:32 PM, Jan 27, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-27 13:12:25-05
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Bronson Healthcare has named its next president and CEO.

Bill Manns will take over the positions for Frank Sardone, who retired in December. Manns’ first day will be March 30.

The company says Manns is an experienced leader with a full understanding of the health care industry in Michigan and nationally. He is currently the president of St. Joseph Mercy in Ann Arbor and Livingston.

“Our CEO search drew over 70 highly-qualified candidates from around the country, and we are delighted to have found Bill Manns among them,” said Nelson Karre, board chair for Bronson. “Bill is one of the most dynamic and personable individuals you’ll ever meet. He brings an analytical mind and a passion for excellence that aligns with Bronson’s vision and culture along with a track record for building strong relationships with his colleagues and community. We are confident he will be an exceptional leader for our organization.”

In a statement, Manns said he is honored to lead Bronson.

“Bronson’s reputation for quality, collaboration, its culture of positivity and putting patients first, its growth and investment in programs and services to meet community needs and its local governance are all qualities that attracted me. I can’t wait to get started and meet all of the wonderful people who are moving health forward in southwest Michigan,” he said.