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David Zechman, FACHE

Former President/CEO

McLaren Northern Michigan

David Zechman is a recently retired healthcare executive with more than 37 successful years of experience starting as an on-the-job trainee respiratory therapist and progressing to president and CEO positions. His experience includes service at three large integrated healthcare systems comprising teaching and tertiary hospitals, community hospitals, and rural hospitals. Mr. Zechman’s responsibilities included executive leadership, strategic planning, operations management, physician integration, affiliation and partnership development, and service line management. This included aligning goals, behaviors and processes that drive a vision of providing kind and compassionate care. He is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.


Love and Compassion for Successful Healthcare Leadership – Why Not You?

Presented by David Zechman, FACHE, Gary W. Paxson, RN, FACHE at 3:45 PM on Tuesday, March 23rd.

Leading with love and compassion allows leaders to help those they serve experience greater levels of job engagement and fulfillment, which leads to higher levels of job performance and better organizational performance. This is based on real-life experiences and data utilizing nine core values of this leadership style: commitment, walk the talk, being grudgeless, servant…