Henry Ford Health System CEO Named Among Most Influential in Health Care


DETROIT —­ Nancy Schlichting, CEO of Henry Ford Health System, has been selected as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Health Care. The list is published in Modern Healthcare magazine.

This is the seventh time that Schlichting has been selected by the magazine, more than anyone else in Michigan. Schlichting was recently named chair of a 17-person advisory committee that will create a new Innovation District in Detroit, aimed at facilitating new connections and ideas, accelerating the
commercialization of those ideas, and supporting the Detroit economy.

She also serves on several national and community boards, including The Kresge Foundation, Walgreens Company, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago ­ Detroit Branch, Detroit Regional Chamber (Past Chair), Citizen¹s Research Council of Michigan, Detroit Economic Club, and Downtown Detroit Partnership.

Schlichting of Bloomfield Hills, has been the recipient of a number of awards thus far this year, including National Center for Healthcare Leadership¹s Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award; ACHE Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent¹s Award; and the American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust’s 2014 TRUST Award. In 2010 DBusiness magazine named Schlichting among its annual Powered by Women honorees.

According to Modern Healthcare magazine, the 100 Most Influential People in Health Care program honors individuals in health care who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential individuals in the industry, in terms of leadership and impact with rankings published in the annual list.

Among the top five ³Most Influential People in Health Care are:
1. President Barack Obama
2. Bernard Tyson, president and CEO, Kaiser Permanente
3. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, secretary, Health and Human Services
4. Stephen Hemsley, CEO, UnitedHealth Group
5. Marilyn Tavenner, agency administrator, CMS