October 7, 2021
The Grand Rapids Business Journal has again named Pine Rest President and CEO Dr. Mark Eastburg one of the Top 200 “most powerful and influential” Business Leaders in West Michigan.
CEO of Pine Rest since 2006 and an employee since 1991, Dr. Eastburg has dedicated his career to helping expand behavioral healthcare and psychiatric access in Michigan through endeavors such as the Pine Rest / MSU Psychiatry Residency & Fellowships program, Telehealth, a state of the art Cypress Unit which has the ability to flex between serving child & adolescent or young adult patients depending on need, implementation of the Epic electronic health record and the Psychiatric Urgent Care Center, which serves walk-in patients with acute psychiatric needs, the first of its kind in the state.
During the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting unprecedented surge in demand for behavioral health services, Dr. Eastburg oversaw the organization’s pivot to Telehealth counseling and therapy and virtual support groups, remote psychiatric urgent care assessments and the opening of a COVID-19 special care unit exclusively for COVID-positive patients in need of psychiatric treatment.
Dr. Eastburg was one of 16 “Top 200” individuals to appear in the GRBJ Health Care category. Other Health Care leaders named include:
- Dr. Kenneth Berkovitz – Ascension Michigan
- Tasha Blackmon – Cherry Health
- Mine Breuker – Holland Home
- Robert Casalou – Trinity Health
- Anthony Chang – Bold Advanced Medical Future (BAMF) Health
- Tina Freese Decker – Spectrum Health
- Dr. Peter Hahn – Metro Health University of Michigan Health
- Adam London – Kent County Health Department
- Bill Manns – Bronson Healthcare
- Mark Meijer – Life EMS Ambulance
- Kent Riddle – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
- Dale Sowders – Holland Hospital
- David Van Andel – Van Andel Institute
- Shelleye Yaklin – North Ottawa Community Health System
- Steve Zuiderveen – Sunset Retirement Communities and Services
Dr. Eastburg also made GRBJ’s first ever Top 200 list in 2019.