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Luanne Thomas Ewald, FACHE


University of Michigan Health System /C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital/Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital

Luanne Thomas Ewald is COO at the University of Michigan Health System, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. She previously served as CEO at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Prior to that, she was regional vice president of business development at the Detroit Medical Center while also serving as vice president of business development at CHM. She led the opening of 10 Children’s Hospital of Michigan Specialty Centers throughout southeast Michigan. In 2018, she opened the new $150 million inpatient tower at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan downtown campus.

Ms. Thomas Ewald also served as DMC corporate vice president, business development and marketing, chief of staff to the DMC president/CEO, administrative director at Hutzel Hospital for the Women’s Health Initiative, and DMC senior planning and marketing analyst. She began her healthcare career as an administrative fellow at CHM. Ms. Thomas Ewald earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Marquette University, Milwaukee, and a master’s degree in hospital and health administration from Xavier University, Cincinnati. She is the past president of the Midwest Chapter of ACHE and has served on several other ACHE committee. She serves on the boards of directors for several other organizations, including as chair of the Michigan Hospital Association Council on Children’s Health. In 2020, she was appointed to the American Hospital Association’s Council on Maternal and Child Health and was named to the 2021 American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team. She is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.


Leadership Insights: Maintaining Essential Patient Care During a Pandemic – Perspectives from Children’s Hospitals

Presented by Kadesha Thomas Smith, Luanne Thomas Ewald, FACHE, Mark Sevco at 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 25th.

From rapidly enhancing telehealth infrastructure to developing innovative approaches to keep families connected and safe while their children are in the hospital, children’s hospitals have had to change their approaches exponentially over the past year. Despite this significant amount of evolution, many children’s hospitals have been among some of the most successful in maintaining essential…