Michigan Health CEO dies after plane crash | News, Sports, Jobs
ALPENA — MyMichigan Health President and CEO Diane Postler-Slattery and her husband died after a plane crash in Florida on Tuesday night, the health system reported.
The single-engine Cessna 182 crashed Tuesday night in a wooded area about two miles from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City, Fla., the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The Bay County Sheriff’s Office identified the occupants as MyMichigan Health President and CEO Diane Postler-Slattery and her husband Donald Slattery. Sheriff’s officials said the plane was approaching the airport around 7 p.m. when it disappeared from radar. Several agencies were involved in the search for the plane, which was eventually found using drones in a densely wooded area.
A National Transportation Safety Board investigator was on the scene to examine the plane, the agency said Wednesday.
As part of the investigation, the NTSB will request radar data, weather information, air traffic control communication, maintenance records and the pilot’s medical records, the agency said.
Postler-Slattery was a key contributor in the transition of ownership of Alpena County’s former Alpena Regional Medical Center to MidMichigan Health in 2016.
A preliminary report, containing the factual information collected, should be published within a fortnight.
Investigations involving deaths typically take between 12 and 24 months, the agency said.
Postler-Slattery had served as head of the health care system since 2013.