- Director of Communications
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Detroiter Magazine – March 2015 Highlights
The March Detroiter featuring health care leadership and innovation with Henry Ford Health System CEO Nancy Schlichting on the cover is now on newsstands. In a climate of rapidly changing reforms, the health care industry has seen policy adjustments, cultural shifts in the workplace and an ongoing move from traditional fee-for-service payment models. The demand for higher quality care at lower costs is fostering innovation in health care that is bound to have far-reaching implications for economic growth, specifically in the Detroit region, where the health care industry has a $38 billion annual impact. There is an even greater premium on leadership to navigate a system that is only getting more complex.
“Health care has become a huge portion of the American economy … 18 percent of GDP. As we work to reduce unnecessary (costs), we end up taking a hit on the revenue side. And yet others in the marketplace (doing the opposite) end up with more revenue. It’s a crazy world.” – Nancy Schlichting, CEO, Henry Ford Health System.
Pages 26 – 27
Despite all the changes in health care, a few things remain constant: Doctors want to deliver exceptional services to make people feel better, and patients want to get the best treatment available.Continue Reading
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Gene Michalski, CEO of Beaumont Health, snared his first job with Royal Oak-based Beaumont while still in college at Wayne State University. A couple of college buddies were working in a lab there and told him there might be an opening for the biology major – who was working on a master’s degree in biology with a concentration in physiology – as a phlebotomist.Continue Reading
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Patients receiving care through Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) already know what innovation looks and feels like – not to mention what it conceals. Their very attire while in residence represents the promise the Henry Ford Innovation Institute holds.Continue Reading
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Henry Ford Health System CEO Nancy Schlichting is on a glide path to retirement after 16 years with HFHS and four decades in health care, with stops in New York City, Chicago, Akron, Columbus and Philadelphia.Continue Reading
When it comes to your health, there are things you sometimes have to do in the interest of your well-being. Whether it is taking a pill or an exhausting treatment regimen, you do them because they positively impact your quality of life – not because you necessarily want to.Continue Reading
Perhaps one of the more controversial and least discussed aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been what is commonly referred to as the Cadillac tax. The reason it has been under the radar is two-fold: One, it doesn’t go into effect until the plan year’s beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2018, and two, to date employers have been more focused on implementing and dealing with the other regulatory requirements of the ACA.Continue Reading
While access to free community college education is drawing attention following President Obama’s State of the Union address, a program that could serve as a model for the nation is already underway in Detroit thanks to the leadership of Gov. Rick Snyder. The Detroit Scholarship Fund (DSF), administered by the Detroit Regional Chamber, provides any graduate of a Detroit high school a tuition-free path to an associate degree.Continue Reading
It stands to reason: The better educated a region is, the better its economy performs and the better its businesses do. Demands for knowledge-economy workers are plentiful – and rising.Continue Reading
Education touches many fronts – teacher unions, Republicans, Democrats and employers are all involved in education policy, for example – and business leaders should jettison any ideological bents they might be tempted to indulge. The long-term nature of education reform necessitates relationship building, just as it is with most business-related endeavors.Continue Reading
As Detroit’s turnaround continues to gain momentum, Mayor Mike Duggan is reaching out to area businesses to create opportunities for employment and sustainable career pathways for youths through the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) program.Continue Reading