MyMichigan Health CEO and husband killed in Florida plane crash

Diane Postler-Slattery, CEO and president of the University of Michigan Health-affiliated MyMichigan Health, died Tuesday evening following a plane crash in northwest Florida, the health system announced. She was 62. 

Postler-Slattery and her husband, Don, who also was killed, were believed to have been on board a single-engine Cessna 182 that went missing around 7 p.m. Tuesday about two miles from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City, Florida, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Diane Postler-Slattery

The plane, which was found in a densely wooded area near the airport, belonged to Donald Slattery, according to WJHG, and had arrived in Florida from Michigan after making a stop in McMinnville, Tennessee. 

Postler-Slattery moved to Michigan and assumed leadership of Midland-based MyMichigan Health in 2013, according to the health system. Before that, she led the Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wisconsin and was senior vice president of quality and extended services for the Aspirus system. 

“This is a great tragedy for our health system,” said Greg Rogers, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MyMichigan Health. “Diane was a strong, passionate and inspirational leader and was beloved by her family, friends and colleagues. We ask that you keep her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers, and that you respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

Rogers has been named acting CEO of the organization that has medical centers in Alpena, West Branch and Sault St. Marie, Michigan, until a permanent replacement is named, the hospital system said.

“This is a great tragedy for our health system,” said Greg Rogers, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MyMichigan Health. “Diane was a strong, passionate and inspirational leader and was beloved by her family, friends and colleagues. We ask that you keep her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers, and that you respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

Rogers has been named acting CEO of the organization that has medical centers in Alpena, West Branch and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, until a permanent replacement is named, the hospital system said.

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