Keith R. Poisson, FACHE, joined GBMC in September 2007 as executive vice president and chief operating officer and serves as a member of the GBMC Executive Team. Mr. Poisson is responsible for oversight of GBMC's patient care and support services. In addition, Mr. Poisson oversees strategic and operational initiatives in Oncology, Women's Services, Senior Services and Neurosciences.
Mr. Poisson has more than 23 years of experience in executive positions at a variety of hospitals, including community and teaching institutions. Among his other positions prior to joining GBMC, Mr. Poisson served as chief operating officer at St. Mary's Health Care in Grand Rapids, Michigan; president of St. John West Shore Hospital in Westlake, Ohio; and in several executive positions with the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System in Kansas. Mr. Poisson has significant experience in leading efforts to improve quality and operating performance.
Mr. Poisson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology and public health from Michigan State University and a Master's in Hospital and Health Administration from Xavier University. He is a member of many professional organizations including the American College of Healthcare Executives.