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Executive Management Team

 
 

Joseph Mullany is CEO of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), a dynamic system of eight hospitals, consistently ranked nationally as leaders in dozens of specialties. DMC is celebrating 150 years of service to the Detroit area, the state of Michigan and surrounding region. 

With $850 million in new facilities and new technology, expanded ERs and ICUs, and the creation of the new DMC Heart Hospital (opening 2014), Mullany has been instrumental in positioning DMC for strategic growth, including expanding its ambulatory care network. His unique expertise in accountable care (DMC is one of only 32 Pioneer ACOs in the U.S.) and specialized experience in reform and the federal Affordable Care Act is helping DMC lead the way to the future of health care.

 

A 25-year veteran of the industry, Mullany was most recently President of Vanguard Health’s New England region from 2005 to 2012, where he helped build a culture of excellence focusing on patients and family, safety, quality and value creation.  He joined the DMC in 2012 and took the helm as CEO in 2013.  He serves on several regional and national medical boards.

A graduate of Wake Forest University, Mullany holds Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Science degrees from the University of Florida. Mullany is joined in Michigan by his wife and three children.

   
  Andrei Soran is Chief Operating Officer for DMC, effective July 1, 2014. Soran has a broad-based portfolio of experience in the health care industry and will work directly with DMC hospital presidents to focus on DMC's future strategic growth.

Soran, who was named President of DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital and DMC Surgery Hospital in July 2013, came to DMC from Massachusetts, where he was Vice President of Growth for Vanguard Health Systems' New England region and Chief Executive Officer for MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, Mass.

As CEO of MetroWest, a teaching affiliate of Harvard and Tufts Universities, Soran presided over the opening of five outpatient satellites, helped build the hospital's first Physician-Hospital Organization, as well as a Shared Savings ACO, designed the hospital's Lean Management strategy and helped recruit more than 275 new physicians to the market. He has experience in accountable care, acquisitions, new hospital planning and execution, physician recruiting and relationships, and many other areas that are valued in today's new health care environment.

Soran earned his Bachelor's in Physical Therapy from Tel Aviv University in Israel. He completed his Master's in Science of Management at Boston University and Ben Gurion University, Israel.

   

Victor Jordan was named Chief Financial Officer of Vanguard Health Systems - Detroit Medical Center in January 2013. Jordan came from Vanguard Health Systems New England region, where he served as CFO. Upon joining Vanguard in 2001 as Regional CFO of the Orange County Market, Jordan was  responsible for the financial oversight of three hospitals and two surgery centers including Revenue Cycle Operations. He was responsible for oversight and negotiation of several managed-care full risk contracts and worked closely with hospital leadership improving financial operations and results. From 2005 to 2012, he was the CFO of Vanguard's New England market, where he was accountable for financial oversight and direction of the $600 million revenue system. Working with market President, Joe Mullany, his leadership was instrumental in achieving 100% of balanced scorecard incentive metrics in all seven years. Jordan contributed to this effort by leading managed care contracting negotiations with area payers, overseeing revenue cycle initiatives in the areas of clinical documention improvement and initiating second level review programs for medical necessity. From 2007 to 2011, Jordan was given additional responsibility for CFO oversight of Vanguard's Chicago market which included assimilating two hospitals acquired in 2010.  Prior to joining Vanguard Health Systems, Jordan was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Methodist Network Hospitals, Houston, TX from 1999 to 2001, where he was responsible for the financial operations of two Methodist suburban hospitals and involved in planning and development of new area hospitals. From 1997 to 1999, Jordan served as CFO of Houston Northwest Medical Center. Jordan earned B.S. and M.B.A degrees from the University of California.

   
Conrad L. Mallett, Jr. is DMC’s Chief Administration Officer.  Prior to this position, Mallett was President of Sinai-Grace Hospital since 2003. Mallett joined the DMC in 1999 as senior vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel. Previously, he was president and general counsel of Hawkins Food Group for one year before returning to the DMC as executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Mallett is a former justice and Chief Justice for the Michigan Supreme Court. He earned his master’s degree in business administration from Oakland University, a law degree and master's in public administration from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California – Los Angeles.
   
Suzanne White, MD, MBA, FACEP, FACMT serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for the Detroit Market with responsibility for system-wide quality improvement, patient safety, medical education, clinical research, medical staff affairs, governance, and regulatory affairs. Dr. White has a background in emergency preparedness and disaster communication. Prior to becoming CMO, she served as the Dayanandan Endowed Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, and Chair of Emergency Medicine at Wayne State University. Other roles have included Medical Director of the Michigan Poison Control System, Program Director for DMC/WSU fellowship in medical toxicology, and founder of the first DMC/WSU EMS/Disaster Medicine fellowship. Dr. White was instrumental in achieving the DMC's Pioneer ACO designation and developed the care management strategy that has supported its early success. She is the Primary Investigator on a $10M CMS Health Care Innovation Award to develop a new model of primary care expansion in Detroit. She is the recipient of numerous other awards and honors including multiple HOUR Detroit Top Docs recognitions and the 2010 Wayne State University Distinguished Alumna Award. In 2014, Dr. White was named by Becker's Hospital Review: as one of the 500 People to Know in Healthcare and one of the Top 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know. She earned her M.D. with high distinction from Wayne State University School of Medicine and MBA from The University of Tennessee. She completed a fellowship in Executive Leadership In Academic Medicine at Drexel University. Dr. White currently serves on the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine Advisory Committee, the American Board of Pharmacy Specialties, and is President of the American College of Medical Toxicology. She is a senior ABEM examiner.
   

Shawn Levitt, BSN, MHSA, RN, FACHE, CPHQ was named the system's new Senior Vice-President, Chief Nursing Officer, in January 2012, a position that will allow her to continue the leadership and service she has brought to DMC over many years. With nearly 25 years in the healthcare industry, Levitt will help drive the next level of nursing service and development at DMC. Prior to this position, Levitt was Chief Operating Officer at DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan for four years. Previously, she was DMC's corporate director of medical and academic affairs and was instrumental in the successful system-wide launch of the DMC's Electronic Medical Record initiative. She was also responsible for oversight of the state-funded Children's Choice of Michigan program for special needs children. Levitt earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Wayne State University, and a master's degree in health services administration from Central Michigan University. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Michigan Healthcare Executive Group and Associates, Inforum, and is certified in health care quality and managed care nursing.
   
Deloris Hunt is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for the DMC and is responsible for the overall direction of human resources including HR policies, workforce planning and recruitment, compensation and benefits, HR information systems, labor and employee relations and training and leadership development.  Hunt has over 30 years of experience in healthcare and prior to joining the DMC in 2005, she was employed at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan a part of the Trinity System as system director of HR for six years; and she also spent 19 years at Henry Ford Health System holding various positions in human resources.  Hunt earned a master’s degree in general administration from Central Michigan University, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration, general management from Wayne State University.
   
Jay B. Rising was named Executive Vice President for the DMC in February 2006. Since 2003, he served as Michigan’s State Treasurer and was previously with Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC. As Treasurer, he oversaw the collection, investment, and disbursement of state monies and public pension funds. His more than 20 years of experience has included providing strategic financial counsel to the City of Detroit, Wayne County and the State of Michigan. Rising received his Juris Doctor from the Wayne State University Law School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan.
   
 
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