ST. IGNACE – The Mackinac Straits Health System (MSHS) Board of Directors has appointed R.D. (Dan) Musser III as a new trustee. He is currently chairman of Grand Hotel, after serving 30 years as president of the organization, working with his family to make it a national treasure, along with recently becoming chairman of Arnold Freight Company.
“As my family transitions to the next chapter, I looked at how I am best able to help the community that I love and call home,” said Musser. “I now have the time to commit to a board position and am honored to be asked to join Mackinac Straits. Of all the services provided to any community, I feel that quality, affordable and accessible health care is one of the most important, and I look forward to promoting that goal.”
Musser has been active with many boards. He is the former director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, former chair of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, former chair of the Michigan Hotel Motel and Resort Association, and served as chair of the finance committee on the Mackinac Bridge Authority. Dan currently serves on the board of the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau and is chair of the Mackinac Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. He is also a board member for Emergent Holdings and a director with First National Bank of St. Ignace.
“I believe my involvement and contacts throughout the state have afforded me the experience needed to help our local health system meet the challenges facing rural health care,” added Musser.
Dan received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College and an Honorary Doctorate of Business from Northern Michigan University. He lives on Mackinac Island during the season and in Ann Arbor during the remainder of the year with his wife Marlee and their six children.
“MSHS is fortunate to have such dedicated board members with a wide variety of experiences,” said Christine McPherson, Board Chair. “Given his background and commitment to the region, we believe Dan will be a great asset to our organization.” MSHS serves the Straits of Mackinac region with local access to high quality health care. MSHS is based at the St. Ignace Campus that includes a 15-bed Critical Access Hospital which houses a Rural Health Clinic, Oncology Clinic, Outpatient Surgical Center, Tribal Health Clinic, Straits Area Pharmacy, Emergency Room, Fast Care Clinic and a 48-bed long-term care facility (Evergreen Living Center). Other locations include Bois Blanc Island Medical Center, Mackinaw City Medical Clinic, Mackinaw City Specialty Clinic, Mackinac Island Medical Center, and the Rivertown Medical Clinic in Cheboygan.