DETROIT, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute announces the appointment of Margaret Dimond, Ph.D., as president of the Karmanos Cancer Hospital, effective immediately. She will report directly to Karmanos Cancer Institute President and CEO Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D.
"We are honored to have Margaret Dimond join our team as president of Karmanos' clinical operations," said Dr. Bepler. "She brings a wealth of experience including strategic operational expertise, oversight of ambulatory services and staff, and substantial compliance and financial acumen, just to name a few of her qualities. Her leadership skills are aligned with our vision to be a world leader in cancer care, research, and education through courage, commitment and compassion."
Among Dr. Dimond's responsibilities are to manage all clinical operations at Karmanos' main campus in Detroit as well as its Farmington Hills and Monroe locations; develop high-quality, cost-effective programs; integrate Karmanos' strategic plan within all operations; and work closely with the leadership teams at Karmanos and its Boards of Directors, Detroit Medical Center, McLaren Health Care and Wayne State University.
Prior to coming to Karmanos, Dr. Dimond served as president and chief executive officer of the McLaren Medical Group since 2008. There she was responsible for the ambulatory services network consisting of more than 250 primary and specialty physicians over an 18 county area.
Other previous positions include: executive vice president and chief operating officer, Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital; assistant dean of Finance and Administration, Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine; and vice president of Inpatient and Ambulatory Services of Henry Ford Hospital and Medical Group. She continues to hold faculty appointments at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine and College of Social Sciences. She previously held a faculty appointment at Wayne State University's School of Social Work from 1990-2002.
Dr. Dimond earned a doctorate degree from Michigan State University, a master's in Public Administration from the University of Michigan, a master's of Social Work from Boston College, and a bachelor's from St. Mary's College. She serves on several area boards.
About the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Located in mid-town Detroit, Michigan, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, is one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Karmanos is among the nation's best cancer centers. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 physicians and researchers on faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, Karmanos strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. Its long-term partnership with the WSU School of Medicine enhances the collaboration of critical research and academics related to cancer care. Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., is the Institute's president and chief executive officer. For more information call 1-800-KARMANOS or go to www.karmanos.org.
SOURCE Karmanos Cancer Institute