DMC Children’s Hospital Names New CEO


The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) announced it has named Luanne Thomas Ewald, FACHE to CEO of DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Luanne previously served as DMC Children’s Hospital VP of business development and strategic planning and interim CEO of DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan since April 2016.

“Luanne has been a devoted leader at the DMC for many years and is a strong champion for Children’s Hospital,” said DMC CEO Joe Mullany. “Her innovative ideas and solutions will take all Children’s Hospital of Michigan locations to the next level in performance and quality improvement positioning those facilities for continued success.”

Luanne will focus on the continual growth of DMC’s key pediatric service lines and on the expansion of both ambulatory and inpatient pediatric and surgical services, according to a press release from DMC. She will continue to harness and develop strategic key relationships with our pediatric physicians, local partners and referral sources. Along with DMC senior leadership, Luanne will work to combine the foundation of the Children’s Hospital legacy with the future of health care for the entire DMC.

“The Children’s Hospital Board unanimously and enthusiastically endorsed Luanne as our new CEO,” said Children’s Hospital of Michigan Board Chair Erica Ward Gerson. “Her long-time dedication to Children’s and her vision for our future makes her the ideal choice to lead us to the next level.”

Luanne received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, with a specialization in Marketing, from Marquette University and a master’s degree in Hospital and Health Administration from Xavier University. Luanne is also a recent graduate of Tenet Health’s Leadership Academy 2016.

The Detroit Medical Center operates nine hospitals and institutes, including Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper University Hospital, Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Sinai-Grace Hospital, and DMC Heart Hospital.

With more than 40 pediatric subspecialties, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan sees more kids and trains more pediatric medical and surgical experts than any other hospital in the state.


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