MUSKEGON, Mich. — The Board of Directors of Hackley Community Care (HCC) is pleased to announce the appointment Michael Weessies as HCC’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective May 16. Mr. Weessies will step into the role of HCC’s retiring CEO Linda Juarez Garzelloni, who has served as organizations CEO for thirty years and leaves an extensive legacy to the community of Muskegon.
Mr. Weessies holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University, and a Bachelors Degree in Health Systems from Ferris State University. He completed a fellowship in health care administration with the Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C.
During his tenure with Hackley/Mercy Health, Michael reorganized urgent care operations in Grand Rapids, reducing operational investment while also serving on the Trinity Health committee to select a national partner (Premier Health) for the urgent care service line. He then supported the transition of operations to Premier Health in September 2021. He also leveraged the relationship with Shape Corporation to open a COVID-19 vaccination site providing over 35,000 COVID-19 vaccinations to Muskegon and Ottawa County residents during the pandemic.
Mr. Weessies has had an exemplary career at Hackley/Mercy Health and has held the titles of Occupational Health Coordinator, Director of Workplace Health, Director of Workplace Health & DME. Michael brings a wealth of knowledge to HCC, inclusive of 27 years of healthcare experience with Hackley Health/Mercy Health, most recently serving as the Vice President of Business Health Solutions. Additionally, he has served on several local boards including Mercy Life Counseling, Access Health Muskegon, and Reeths Puffer Board of Education. He currently serves on the board for Pioneer Resources and the Employers Association of West Michigan.
HCC has worked directly with Michael over the years and most recently he was the Mercy Health point person as HCC worked with Mercy Health to transition the former Mercy ER to our Clinton NowCare site at 1550 Clinton Street. Hackley Community Care will continue to provide excellent medical, dental, OB/GYN, School Based healthcare, and mental Health services throughout Muskegon County. “I am excited to continue the 30-year legacy of Hackley Community Care while serving with their 285 dedicated, mission based colleagues”, said Mr. Weessies.
–Hackley Community Care Communications