Sherwin named chair of Love Light Trees

Chuck Sherwin, FACHE, vice president of business development/clinical services and chief nursing officer for MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, has been named chair of the medical center’s inaugural Love Light Trees program. Contributions to the MidMichigan Health Foundation from this event will be directed to an upgraded cardiac cath lab angiography system.

“I am honored to be chairing this year’s Love Light Trees program,” Sherwin said. “The proceeds raised from this annual event will positively impact the lives of many. I am pleased to be a part of a new tradition that will mean so much to our patients, their families, our staff and entire community.”

Sherwin moved to Alpena in 1996 to start his career at Alpena General Hospital. In 1999 he was named the administrator for the Alpena Cancer Center and navigated the joint venture agreement with the University of Michigan along with the services at the cancer center. A clinician, Sherwin was named the vice president of business development and clinical services in 2009. Upon the affiliation with MidMichigan Health, he became the vice president of business development/clinical services and chief nursing officer for MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Sherwin is active in the community and has served in leadership positions with the Rotary Club, Faith, Hope & Hospitality House, Alcona Health Centers, as well as the Michigan Cancer Consortium, to name a few.

As program chair, Sherwin will oversee the Love Light Trees ceremony where the Love Light Trees are illuminated. This year’s lighting ceremony will be Tuesday at 5 p.m., in the main lobby. The public is invited to attend this free event.

Proceeds from this year’s Love Light Trees program will enable the MidMichigan Health Foundation to upgrade the cath lab angiography system that uses X-rays to image and diagnose diseases of the blood vessels of the body, including the heart. The upgraded system will allow for enhanced navigational aids that will better define the blood vessels and arteries of the heart.

Those interested in more information or wish to donate to the Love Light Trees program may visit www.midmichigan.org/lovelighttrees or contact the MidMichigan Health Foundation at 356-7738.