MyMichigan Health President and CEO Diane Postler-Slattery, PhD, FACHE, and her husband, Don, died unexpectedly as a result of a plane crash in Florida the evening of March 8, the health system reported. Funeral arrangements had not yet been announced as of March 11.
Postler-Slattery joined MyMichigan Health, formerly MidMichigan Health, as its president and CEO in 2013 and has been a member of the MHA Board of Trustees since 2015. In addition to her many contributions to healthcare, she was extremely active in the Midland community.
MHA CEO Brian Peters expressed the condolences of the entire MHA family in a statement March 9. Expressions of sympathy poured in from across the state and were published by The Detroit News, WNEM-TV and Becker’s Hospital Review. Information on memorial services will be shared when it is available.
The following statement can be attributed to Brian Peters, CEO of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association.
On behalf of myself, the MHA staff, our Board of Trustees and our member hospitals across the state, we are devastated by the loss of MyMichigan Health President and CEO Diane Postler-Slattery and her husband, Don. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their family and friends as they absorb this extraordinary loss. We are also sending our condolences to the MyMichigan Health team members in all the communities they serve.
Diane was a current member of the MHA Board of Trustees and the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board, where she always acted as a strong advocate for advancing the health of individuals and communities. Diane never hesitated to speak up for what she believed in. She loved serving her team at MyMichigan Health, and her voice and leadership will be missed terribly.
We will always remember Diane and Don as good colleagues, good people and good friends. May they both rest peacefully.