Robert Casalou is the president and CEO of the system’s Michigan Region comprised of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) and Mercy Health System. His role also includes leadership of regional health ministries in Athens, Georgia, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Previously, Casalou served as president and CEO of SJMHS. He joined Trinity Health in 2008 as president and CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston hospitals, which made the national “100 Top Hospitals” list seven times under his leadership. Prior to coming to joining Trinity Health, he served as president of Providence Park Hospital in Novi, Michigan. There he was responsible for overseeing the construction of the 200-bed, full service teaching hospital that opened in 2008. Earlier in his career, Casalou was president and CEO of Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan.
Casalou is a board member and past board chair of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA), board member and immediate past board chair of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan and a board member of the American Hospital Association. He also serves as a board member of Integrated Health Associates (IHA), a multispecialty medical group located in Southeast Michigan, as well board chair of the Together Health Board. Casalou is a member emeritus of the Griffith Leadership Advisory Committee, University of Michigan School of Public Health, and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
Casalou received his bachelor’s degree in Economics and master’s in Business Administration and Health Care Administration from the University of Michigan.