The Detroit Medical Center’s CEO, Dr. Anthony Tedeschi, has retired and has been succeeded by Audrey Gregory, Ph.D., RN, president of the DMC and CEO of its Adult Central Campus. The changes went into effect Wednesday. Tedeschi will remain part of the DMC team through March to assist with the transition.
Gregory joined the DMC in October 2019 from Saint Francis Healthcare System in Memphis, where she served as market CEO, and CEO of St. Francis Hospital – Memphis. She has worked at Tenet Healthcare, DMC’s parent company, for 15 years in a variety of senior leadership roles.
“Her extensive experience as a clinical leader and her strong background in nursing and hospital administration will benefit the Detroit community,” says Dr. Saum Sutaria, Tenet’s president and chief operating officer. “Her knowledge makes her the perfect choice to lead the DMC and build upon the legacy created by Tedeschi and the DMC leadership team.”
Gregory earned a Ph.D. in global leadership from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. She earned both a master’s and a bachelor’s in nursing and a master’s in health care administration from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga.
Tedeschi joined the DMC in 2017 from Tenet Healthcare’s former Chicago market. He has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as a physician leader and by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Leaders in both 2018 and 2019.
“Tony is a thoughtful leader who made caring for the Detroit community his passion,” says Sutaria. “He has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to our patients and their families and has been instrumental in creating a culture of compassion, safety, and quality that our staff and patients expect and deserve. He will be missed, and we wish him all the best in his retirement.”
Under his leadership, the DMC has invested in a full spectrum of healthcare services designed to expand access to care and support the health and well-being of the people in its communities. This includes expanding the DMC’s residency program, enhancing the clinical research program, and opening the six-story, 185,000-square-foot tower at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
“It has been a pleasure serving the Detroit community,” Tedeschi says. “The DMC is an extraordinary place. At the heart of the DMC are the staff and physicians who work hard every day to make a difference in the lives of the patients we have the privilege to serve. I have enjoyed making Detroit my home and working with our staff physicians and community members over the last several years.”