Alumna is Karmanos Cancer Network V.P.

Dirus Ranski-Zazula

Northern Michigan University alumna Doris Ranski-Zazula RN, MSA, is the new vice president of the Karmanos Cancer Network, which is part of McLaren Health Care and the largest cancer care and research network in Michigan. The 1983 BSN graduate provides oversight for several Karmanos locations in the Lower Peninsula. 

“I am so honored to step into the VP position after much guidance and an extremely productive stint of working closely with my predecessor,” said Ranski-Zazula in a press release announcing her appointment. “[She] has accomplished tremendous growth for the network, and I want to continue that momentum. I am looking forward to providing the Karmanos advantage to many more Michigan residents by working on expanding into additional communities and enhancing and adding to the services we currently offer to our patients across the state.”

Her responsibilities include the following and more: conducting site certification visits to ensure locations deliver the highest quality of care; standardizing workflows, policies and procedures; recruiting the best oncologists to join Team Karmanos and McLaren; ensuring network physicians are certified and offer clinical trials to patients in their local communities; and enhancing the cancer screening programs and genetic counseling services throughout the network.

“Doris' familiarity with the network and her background as a physician recruiter and business development professional gives her an immediate advantage to enhance and grow the Karmanos footprint,” said Brian Gamble, president of the Karmanos Cancer Hospital and Network in a release. “We are very confident that Doris has the experience and ability to take the network to the next level, giving our patients the best cancer care, regardless of location.”

Ranski-Zazula has more than 30 years of health care experience. She joined McLaren in 2018 as the director at McLaren Oakland and as regional director of Cancer Services. Before joining, she provided medical recruitment support for various Ascension hospitals, including serving as the director of physician recruitment and business development at St. John Providence Health System.

As the vice president of Practice Operations and Physician Practice Planning at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), she oversaw the day-to-day management of 110 employed physicians, 150 full-time staff members and 34 practice locations. She also managed the transition of private practices into DMC-employed practices. Earlier in her career, Ranski-Zazula worked at Oakwood Healthcare, Inc., advancing from a clinical nurse to the Regional Director of Ambulatory Administration.

In addition to her BSN, she holds a master's in health care administration from Central Michigan University in Dearborn.

Prepared By

Bridgette Bowser
Student Writer

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