Tina Freese Decker is President & CEO of Corewell Health™, a leading integrated health system that strives to provide simple, affordable, equitable and exceptional care and coverage to millions of Michigan residents. She leads more than 60,000 colleagues who are passionate about the relentless pursuit of better health for their communities.
Known for her vision and drive, Tina was a key architect of the 2022 integration of Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health, which are now unified under the Corewell Health brand. Determined to tackle the health field’s greatest challenges, she inspires through innovation and collaboration to make health better for all. She leads from her heart in advancing a culture and developing people to achieve their fullest potential.
Tina brings more than 20 years of experience in integrated health systems to her role. Corewell Health is a $14.7 billion system comprised of the 21-hospital Corewell Health system and Priority Health, the third-largest provider-sponsored health plan in the country with more than one million members. The system’s integrated model of care and coverage provides a robust network serving urban, suburban and rural markets.
Tina’s career journey started in the admitting department of a community hospital in Iowa, continued with an administrative fellowship at Spectrum Health in 2002, and went on to include a variety of roles at Spectrum Health, including president of the system hospital group, chief strategy officer and chief operating officer. She was named President & CEO of Spectrum Health in 2018. She continues to drive significant, transformational change as President & CEO of Corewell Health.
Tina earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from Iowa State University and graduated with a Master of Health Administration and Master of Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa.
Tina influences and shapes health policy, engages in advocacy, and builds strong relationships with decision makers across Michigan and beyond. She was recently named 2024 chair-elect for the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees and will become chair in 2025. She is a board member of the Business Leaders for Michigan, Detroit Regional Partnership and Gerald R. Ford Foundation; board chair of The Right Place; and past board chair of The Economic Club of Grand Rapids and Michigan Health & Hospital Association.
Her most recent recognition includes Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare and Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare, The Economic Club of Grand Rapids’ Business Person of the Year, Crain’s Detroit Business’ Top Newsmakers of the Year, MLive’s Women Who Shape the State and Grand Rapids Business Journal's 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan.