St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea appoints new Board member

Julie Soriano
Dr. Julie Soriano joins the board of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, western Washtenaw's primary local hospital facility.

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea has appointed Julie A. Soriano, M.D., to its Board of Trustees, effective January 2017. Dr. Soriano replaces Cyril S. White, owner of Country Spirit CrossFit and Whitehouse Financial & Settlement Consulting, who stepped down after serving on the Board for nine years.

Dr. Soriano, a resident of Dexter is a board-certified Radiation Oncologist. She is part of the private practice, Huron River Radiation Oncology Specialists, and has served on the medical staff of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia since 2013. Dr. Soriano completed her undergraduate degree at John Carroll University and her medical degree at The Ohio State University. She completed her radiation oncology residency at The University of Michigan.

“We are fortunate to have Dr. Soriano’s knowledge and years of medical experience on our Board of Trustees,” said Nancy Graebner, president and CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea. “She is an accomplished and well-respected medical staff member that will bring both energy and perspective to our Board. We also thank Cyril White for his lengthy service and for sharing his business acumen and passion for health and wellness.”

Dr. Soriano joins St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Board Chair Paula Rode, DVM, owner and president, Chelsea Animal Hospital; Vice Chair Michael T. Coghlan; Secretary Ann E. Feeney; Trustees Todd Clark, region president, Old National Bank; Peg Bravo, vice president of operations, Power Wellness Management; Rob Casalou, regional president and CEO, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System; Michael Dorsey, M.D., Anesthesia Associates of Ann Arbor; Peter Flintoft, attorney, Keusch Flintoff & Conlin; Randy Forsch, M.D., MPH, chief medical officer, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea; Nancy Graebner, president and CEO, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea; Russell D. Keinath, M.D., Huron Gastroenterology Associates; Eric Skye, M.D., University of Michigan Chelsea Family Medicine; John J. Thorhauer, president and CEO, United Methodist Retirement; Bradford B. Wylie, M.D., chief of staff, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea; and Jeff Hall, founder and CEO, Second To None.

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About St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea
St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (SJMC) is a not-for-profit hospital established in 1970. Located in Chelsea, Michigan, SJMC is a member of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. SJMC is nationally recognized for both quality of care and patient satisfaction by national ranking organization Press Ganey, and is accredited by the Joint Commission. SJMC attracts more than 300 physicians in almost all disciplines, with leading edge technology.

About Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a health care organization serving seven counties in southeast Michigan including Livingston, Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Jackson, and Lenawee. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy Livonia, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, and 133-bed St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea. Combined, the five hospitals are licensed for 1,553 beds, have five outpatient health centers, six urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialty centers; employ more than 16,200 individuals and have a medical staff of nearly 2,700 physicians. SJMHS has annual operating revenues of about $1.9 billion and returns about $120 million to its communities annually through charity care and community benefit programs.

SJMHS is a member of Trinity Health, a leading Catholic health care system based in Livonia, Mich. Trinity Health operates in 22 states, employs about 97,000 people, has annual operating revenues of about $15.8 billion and assets of about $23.4 billion. Additionally, the organization returns almost $1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs.

For more information on health services offered at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit

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