GAYLORD — Since Chris Squire joined Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital in 2013 his role has expanded.

Last week Squire assumed the top post at the hospital (OMH) when he was named community president after serving as interim community president since May. He succeeds Tom Lemon who retired in April.

“My family and I have been committed to staying here long term. We enjoy everything the area has to offer,” he said.

Squire joined the hospital in 2013 as the vice president of professional and ancillary services. With the Munson Healthcare integration, his role increased to include responsibility for Munson Healthcare Charlevoix and Grayling Hospitals, along with Otsego Memorial Hospital.

Squire said all of the varied responsibilities he has performed since 2013 have prepared him for this position.