New Chief Executive Officer Announced for Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital

May 17, 2022

The Board of Trustees at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is very pleased to announce that they have hired a new Chief Executive Officer as Bob Crumb’s successor. “Bob has been great to work with throughout the years. He led the hospital team through a pandemic, new Electronic Medical Record integration, and a 12.8 million dollar building expansion project.  Bob’s tremendous efforts have been recognized by our board, his team members, and community leaders across the Upper Peninsula.  We will all miss his collaboration and leadership” said Board of Trustees Chair, Peter Hood.

With his pending retirement, the hospital was faced with the difficult decision of replacing him.  A search committee of members of the board trustees, senior leaders, and medical staff worked for months to sort through applications and narrowed the process to 4 individuals.  The Board of Trustees was tasked to make that difficult final decision.  “We selected Andy Bertapelle of Gunnison, Colorado.  We believe Andy is the right fit to lead our hospital so that Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital continues to provide quality health and wellness services to the people of our region, remains financially sustainable and continues as the trusted first choice for staff, patients and providers.” The Board especially wants to thank the Search Committee for its diligence and thoroughness in evaluating the candidates and making its recommendations.  Its work and the advice and insight provided by the staff were invaluable to the Board in narrowing the candidates in the selection process.” shared Peter Hood.  Andy Bertapelle will be joining our team in early July 2022.  Andy and his family have close ties to Manistique and look forward to reuniting with their family and friends.

Andy shared his sentiments about the new position in a video on the hospital website, “I’m excited to be coming to Manistique as the next Chief Executive Officer for Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital. You have a great healthcare organization in Manistique and I’m honored to be taking the helm from Bob Crumb.  I look forward to continuing to build on the work that Bob has done with a focus on high quality patient outcomes, great patient experience and sound financial stewardship.  I am also excited that this move brings my wife and I closer to family that we have in Manistique.”

Andy Bertapelle brings with him considerable experience in the healthcare industry as a medical provider and senior leader.  He has served in numerous positions that make him well suited to lead SMH in its continuing effort to provide quality healthcare to this community.  Andy is a Navy veteran.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Baker University, a Master’s Degree in Nursing-Healthcare Systems Management from Loyola University, an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Delivery Science from Dartmouth among other degrees and certifications.  Much of his background is in the unique challenges of healthcare delivery in rural areas. 

Bob Crumb will be onboarding Andy in the upcoming months to ensure a smooth transition. “This organization has experienced tremendous growth and success and I am confident that Andy will propel our organization forward.  Our people are the reason our patients choose Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital.  Andy is joining an organization with strong leadership, great financials and the best employees you could ask for.  Andy views his team as his greatest asset, and I am confident that Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital will continue to do great things for years to come under his leadership” said Bob Crumb.  

The Board and staff at SMH look forward to working with Andy to fulfill

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital’s mission and vision.

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