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Laura Blodgett, Director of Communications

Laura Blodgett is the communications director overseeing internal and external communications and marketing programs for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Blodgett is a communications leader with more than 25 years of experience. She has demonstrated expertise in crisis communications, journalism, corporate communications, management and public relations. She was most recently the statewide manager of communications for the five hospitals of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, part of Trinity Health Michigan, where she was involved in legislative and advocacy relations. Previously at St. Joe's, she was media relations manager and public relations specialist.

In addition to her health care experience, Blodgett has also been a contributing writer for Crain's Detroit Business, The Detroit News and MLive, as well as has had experience in automotive and agency communications.

She earned her bachelor's degree in communications from Loyola University Chicago. 

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