Alan Brass Obituary, Death – Alan W. Brass, ProMedica’s CEO for nearly a decade, died Friday in Perrysburg Township. 74-year-old Dana Fike Brass says death’s cause is unknown. Mrs. Brass said the Cleveland Clinic missed his condition, and he continued to fail. In 2009, Maumee’s Mr. Brass retired from ProMedica. “Mr. Brass has impacted ProMedica and our community forever.” Mr. Brass’ creative leadership developed ProMedica into one of the nation’s best integrated delivery systems in the late 1990s and early 2000s. “His remarkable commercial acumen was matched by his honest devotion to top-tier patient care,” said Polizzi. Mr. Polizzi acknowledged Mr. Brass’ “legacy that currently serves our patients and community”
Mr. Brass became CEO in 1998. ProMedica’s president is Randy Oostra. In October, Mr. Oostra retired. While Mr. Brass was CEO, ProMedica expanded to Defiance, Lima, Adrian, Tecumseh, and Fostoria. In 2001, Oregon’s Bay Park Hospital opened. In September 2009, Mr. Brass attended his last ProMedica board meeting. Ed Harmon, a former ProMedica board member and friend, remarked, “We wouldn’t have the medical service in northwest Ohio and southern Michigan without him.” ProMedica’s Bay Park and medical helicopter service competed with Mercy Health St. Charles Hospital and Life Flight during Mr. Brass’ tenure. MCO and Mercy Health discontinued medical education agreements after announcing a children’s hospital.
Mr. Brass said the decision was “business,” not a response to the hospital plan. Mr. Brass placed patients and families first and was honest at ProMedica. 1998: “You get what you see.” “I’m diligent. Hard. Job-wise, I’m confident. His four-decade healthcare career. Before joining ProMedica, he was VP of operations and president of three BJC hospitals. UMMC and OSU both employed him in operations. Ohio State awarded him a master’s in hospital and health services administration in 1973. Governor Bob Taft appointed Mr. Brass to Ohio State’s board in 2006. V.P. Brass He oversaw a $1.1 billion expansion as Wexner Medical Center chairman. 2016: Archie M. Griffin Professional Achievement Award.
Brass was an early CMF board member. Several boards appointed him. Mrs. Fike Brass said he visited children’s hospitals. “He volunteered” Julia and William Brass had him in 1948. Liberty High football and baseball. He studied biology and chemistry at Youngstown State. He loved fishing in Idaho and Georgia. “Always busy. Mrs. Fike Brass said he had numerous acquaintances. His manners were impeccable. He played at Belmont, Stone Oak, and public courses.