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Michigan Veteran Health System

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The Michigan Veteran Health System is an integrated health care system providing quality residential, long-term health care to veterans of all eras through Michigan's two state veterans homes the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans and the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. MVHS will allow the homes to evolve to match the needs of those who served and continue offering care to veterans with needs ranging from post-traumatic stress to chronic presumptive conditions to end-of-life support.

The integrated health system ensures one set of standard processes and procedures designed to:

  • Adopt best practices in both home management and service delivery.
  • Place the homes in line with industry standards.
  • Increase consistency and standardization in each home.
  • Facilitate compliance with federal and state standards.
  • Modernize current systems of operation.
  • Provide quality and affordable health care to Michigan veterans now and in the future.

MVHS is operated by a team with more than 100 years of experience in the public and private sectors.

                          Michigan Veteran Health System CEO, Vacant

Steve RolstonSteve Rolston, Michigan Veteran Health System COO
Rolston started with MVHS as vice president of operations in February 2016. He has served as interim administrator of both the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans and the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. A licensed nursing home administrator since 2001, Rolston holds a bachelor’s degree in health care administration from Davenport University and a certificate in long-term care administration from Michigan State University’s Broad School of Business. He has experience with independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and adult day care and was previously CEO of an assisted and independent living facility.

Ryan EngleRyan Engle, D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans Administrator
Before being named Administrator, Engle served as the Vice President of Business Services for the Michigan Veteran Health System, working on business processes, policies and budgeting. Prior to working for MVHS, Engle led operations and project management for General Mills’ Yoplait brand. A Marine Corps infantry officer and captain, Engle served in various capacities in the United States and overseas, including a deployment to Afghanistan. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, received his Certificate in Long-Term Care from Ferris State University, and is a licensed nursing home administrator.

Tracey NelsonTracey Nelson, Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Administrator

Tracey Nelson began serving as administrator of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on Dec. 4, 2017. Nelson comes to GRHV from MediLodge of Capital Area, where she has served as the facility’s administrator since March 2012. The Lansing-based facility provides skilled nursing care, short- and long-term care, physical and occupational therapy, respite care, memory care, palliative care and other services to 120 residents. Prior to MediLodge, Nelson worked for Lutheran Homes of Michigan, Nexcare HealthSystems and Shoreline Health Care. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Eastern Michigan University and an associate’s degree from Macomb Community College.