Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital chooses next president

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Hossain Marandi Courtesy Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital announced the selection of Dr. Hossain Marandi as its new president.

Marandi is a physician executive with more than 18 years of leadership experience at two children’s hospitals. A passionate and visionary leader, he is deeply committed to patient safety, advocacy, medical education and research, philanthropy, improved access, quality and identifying sustainable ways to deliver exceptional care for children, according to Spectrum Health.

“I am honored to have been selected to lead the nationally recognized Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital,” Marandi said. “I look forward to bringing my collective experiences to Grand Rapids and collaborating with other clinical leaders with the goal of continuing to provide exceptional care to families from across the region.”

Marandi’s appointment comes after a national search and interview process with a cross section of community members and hospital leaders.

“We were looking for a visionary leader who will engage the talents of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital clinicians and team members and connect with the community,” said Dr. Darryl Elmouchi, president of Spectrum Health West Michigan. “Dr. Marandi has dedicated his career to caring for children and has a passion for excellence and innovation. We look forward to his leadership and guidance at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital for years to come.”

Most recently serving as the president of Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Marandi guided the daily operations of the hospital and the affiliated medical group.

During his tenure, his leadership led to the strategic growth of the organization, including extension of clinical services and expansion of the brand across the state. He previously held the positions of vice president of physician services and executive medical director at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

Marandi earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida.

A general pediatrician by training, his pediatrics internship and residency were completed at John’s Hopkin’s All Children’s Hospital and the University of South Florida, where he also served as chief resident and clinical faculty.

Dr. Dom Sanfilippo served as interim president for the past eight months after the previous president, Dr. Bob Connors, retired earlier this year. Sanfilippo now will serve as associate department chief/pediatrician-in-chief at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

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