By ALEXANDRIA CRUEY
Firelands Regional Medical Center
SANDUSKY – Jeremy Normington-Slay, DPT, MBA, FACHE, has accepted the position of President and CEO of Firelands Regional Health System. He will take the helm of the health system in October.
Normington-Slay comes to Firelands from the Wisconsin market of Ascension Healthcare, where he served as Regional President for the North Central Region. The region includes Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, Weston; Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital, Stevens Point; Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center, Merrill; and Ministry Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Stanley.
“I am excited about the opportunities that lay before me with Firelands Regional Health System,” Normington-Slay said. “I look forward to working alongside senior leadership and the Firelands team to make some positive impacts to the health system.”
Tom Routh, chair of the board of Firelands Regional Health System, said Normington-Slay had experience that would be a good fit with Firelands.
“Jeremy has a skill set and background that will help meet the needs of the organization long-term,” he said. “He has a performance history of success in leading healthcare organizations and we look forward to the knowledge he will bring to Firelands. We are eager for Jeremy to get started and continue moving us in the right direction.”
With more than 15 years of healthcare leadership experience, Normington-Slay previously served as President of Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin; CEO of Moundview Memorial Hospitals and Clinics in Friendship, Wisconsin; and Vice President of Ancillary Services at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee, Iowa. He received his Doctor and Master of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine degrees from Concordia University – Wisconsin, Mequon, Wisconsin; and Master of Business Administration from Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire.
In addition, Normington-Slay has been very involved outside of the health system, having served on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations including the Paine Art Center and Gardens, the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation, and the U.S. Department of Education Promise Neighborhood Grantee (Adams County, WI). He was appointed twice by Governors to serve on the Wisconsin Rural Health Development Council and has testified before Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly on healthcare policy issues. Normington-Slay has also served as an elder and youth leader at his local church as well regularly volunteering at Fishes and Loaves serving free meals to those in need.
“It’s important to me to be involved in the community I am serving,” Normington-Slay said. “Not only is it the right thing to do, but it helps me get to know better those who live, work, and play in our region.”
Normington-Slay will be relocating to the area with his wife Abigail and his five children – Jonathan 14, Noah 13, Micah 11, Titus 9, and Boaz, 8.
For more information about Firelands, visit firelands.com.
Alexandria Cruey is director of marketing and communications for Firelands Regional Medical Center, firelands.com.