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Akron Children’s appoints three executives

Craig McGhee

07-11-2019 (Ohio)

Akron Children’s Hospital announces three new appointments on the outpatient care side of its operations.

Craig McGhee has been named chief ambulatory officer. Reporting to McGhee are Michael Mainwaring, vice president of community care, and Matthew Groninger, vice president of medical and surgical subspecialties.

In his new position, McGhee will oversee the operations of all Akron Children’s medical and surgical subspecialty practices and rehabilitation on its two hospital campuses in downtown Akron and Boardman, its regional health centers and other specialty care clinics throughout its service area, as well as the Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP) primary care network.

McGhee previously held the position of vice president for surgical subspecialties, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of Akron Children’s surgical subspecialty practices, Rehabilitation Services, the Appointment Center, the Neurodevelopmental Science Center, the Heart Center, and regional sites. Prior to joining Akron Children’s in 2009, he practiced as a physical therapist and held leadership roles at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Tampa, Florida, and Erie, Pennsylvania. 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Kansas State University, a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Science, and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of South Florida. He is board certified in health care management and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  

McGhee and his wife, Annie, reside in Independence with their three children.

As vice president of community care, Mainwaring will be responsible for the operations of outpatient services based in the community, such as Akron Children’s network of 28 pediatric primary care practices.

Mainwaring was previously vice president of operations at the Aultman Medical Group in Canton. He has also held vice president leadership roles at University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Cleveland Clinic.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in biology at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, he earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mainwaring and his wife, Anne, reside in Peninsula and have two adult children.

In his new position, Groninger will manage operations of medical and surgical ambulatory practices on the two hospital campuses and regional sites.  His responsibilities will include strategic/business planning, practice recruitment and development, resource deployment and financial performance and oversight.

Groninger returns to Akron Children’s from Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, where he served as vice president of Ambulatory Services since 2017. He initially joined Akron Children’s in 2010 as administrator of the Heart Center, which then led to an expanded role over surgical subspecialties and regional sites. Earlier in his career, he held management positions with ProHealth Care in Waukesha, Wis., and Children’s Hospital and Health System in Milwaukee.

Groninger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Emory University and a master’s of Health Services Administration from the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Groninger resides in North Canton with his wife, Michelle, and four children.

Matthew Groninger

Michael Mainwaring