SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Jean M. Meyer, president and CEO of St. John Providence, has been named to the Lawrence Technological University Board of Trustees, effective immediately.
“Ms. Meyer’s expertise in health care will be an invaluable addition to the Lawrence Tech board as we seek to expand our educational offerings in the life sciences, including our recent addition of a bachelor of science in nursing degree,” LTU President Virinder Moudgil said.
Meyer has more than 25 years of experience in health care, including front-line patient care experience as a nurse and senior leadership experience in large health systems. At St. John Providence, she leads a health system with $2 billion in annual revenue, which has six major hospitals in the Detroit area and more than 125 urgent care, rehabilitation, primary care, and other health care locations throughout the region.
Meyer earned a bachelor’s degree in public health education from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Loyola University of Chicago. Prior to her appointment as CEO, she was president of acute care operations and executive vice president at St. John Providence, and previously was president of Providence Park Hospital in Novi, senior vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer of St. John Providence, and COO and chief nursing officer at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, where she spent 15 years in a variety of leadership roles.
Meyer was named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan in 2016 by Crain’s Detroit Business. She serves on several other boards, including the Detroit Regional Chamber, Oakland Family Services, and the Greater Detroit Health Council.
In November, Lawrence Tech and St. John Providence received state approval to establish a bachelor’s degree program in nursing. The program will enroll an initial cohort of 32 students for the Fall 2017 semester, with classroom instruction on LTU’s Southfield campus and clinical and laboratory instruction at six St. John Providence hospital locations in metro Detroit. LTU has state approval to admit up to 32 students per year thereafter in the four-year program.