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Nancy Schlichting

CEO, Henry Ford Health System; Chair, Detroit Regional Chamber Board of Directors

Schlichting_Nancy_photo 07-2012(small)Nancy Schlichting is the president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System, a nationally recognized $4 billion health care organization with 23,000 employees.  She is credited with leading the health system through a dramatic financial turnaround and for award-winning patient safety, customer service and diversity initiatives.

She joined Henry Ford Health System in 1998 as senior vice president and chief administrative officer.  In 1999 she became its executive vice president and chief operating officer.  In 2001 she assumed an additional role as president and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital, and is credited for its financial turnaround.

In June 2003, Schlichting was named president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System.  Prior to joining Henry Ford Health System in 1998, Schlichting was executive vice president and CEO of Summa Health Systems in Akron, Ohio.