Nancy M. Schlichting, Henry Ford Health System
Nancy M. Schlichting is Chief Executive Officer of Henry Ford Health System. She is credited with leading the health system through a dramatic financial turnaround and for award-winning patient safety, customer service and diversity initiatives.
Schlichting 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 Chief Executive Officer 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. Her vision is to create tremendous clinical excellence, a fabulous patient experience, and a great environment for all health care professionals to advance their careers.
She is a member of The Kresge Foundation Board, Walgreen Company Board, Federal Bank of Chicago Board – Detroit Branch, Detroit Regional Chamber Board, Greater Detroit Area Health Council Board, Citizen's Research Council of Michigan, Detroit Economic Club Board, Downtown Detroit Partnership Board and United Way of Southeastern Michigan Board. Schlichting is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Michigan Women's Forum.
She received a bachelor's degree in Public Policy Studies, Magna Cum Laude, from Duke University and a master's degree in Business Administration from Cornell University. Crain's Detroit Business honored her as the 2012 Newsmaker of the Year.
Schlichting was appointed to the HAP Board in 2003.