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Wright Lassiter III

President
Henry Ford Health System

Wright Lassiter III is president of Henry Ford Health System. As president, Lassiter oversees all hospital and service operations for the five-hospital health system consisting of more than 60 clinical locations and more than 23,000 employees. A seasoned health care executive, Lassiter has more than 20 years of experience working in large health systems, including Methodist Health System in Dallas, and JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas.

Lassiter previously worked at Alameda Health System in Oakland, Calif., where he is credited with leading the expansion and turnaround of the $865-million public health system. For his work, Lassiter has received numerous national accolades, most notably: “Top Blacks in U.S. Health Care” by the John Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions; “Top 25 Minority Health Care Executives in U.S. Health Care” by Modern Health Care magazine; and one of “20 People Who Make Health Care Better” in the United States by Health Leaders magazine. Lassiter received his master’s degree in health care administration from Indiana University, where he graduated No. 1 in his class.