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Michelle M. Robinson Joins Vitalant to Lead Strategic Planning and Business Development for Blood Services
A seasoned healthcare executive, Robinson will advance new ways to serve and build partnerships
June 16, 2021 — Healthcare leader Michelle M. Robinson has joined Vitalant as its senior vice president of strategic planning and business development. She joins Vitalant with more than 20 years of leadership experience, generating growth and adding value for clients and customers. Robinson will lead healthcare partnership development, helping to further position Vitalant to meet transfusion medicine needs of hospitals and their patients into the future.
“What excites me most about this position with Vitalant is being on the front-line of driving continued innovation to meet the complex needs of hospitals and patients,” said Robinson. “Vitalant is an industry leader, deeply committed to providing exceptional services to hospital partners. I look forward to stewarding our customer-centric strategy in service to our noble mission.”
Robinson comes to Vitalant from AdvocateAurora Health in Chicago, where she led the South Chicago Patient Service Area, designing and building services to meet the community’s healthcare needs. She led strategic planning and drove year-over-year revenue growth on a $4B plus budget. Her extensive, healthcare-focused career also includes time as president of Heartland Blood Centers (now Versiti), a global marketing leader with Baxter Healthcare, and global operational leader for GE Healthcare.
Robinson is active in the community and serves on several nonprofit boards, most recently joining the Twin Cities (Minnesota) Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors.
“Michelle will further enhance Vitalant’s desire to be the industry leader in customer centricity, where our hospital partners’ voices are reflected in everything we do for the betterment of patients,” said Vitalant Blood Services President Rob Van Tuyle.
Robinson holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue and an Executive MBA from Kellogg Northwestern University.
Vitalant (“Vye-TAL-ent”) is the nation’s largest independent, nonprofit blood services provider exclusively focused on providing lifesaving blood and comprehensive transfusion medicine services for about 900 hospitals and their patients across the U.S. Every day, Vitalant needs to collect about 5,300 blood, platelet and plasma donations to help save lives. For more information and to schedule a donation appointment, visit vitalant.org or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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