EVP, Henry Ford Health System & CEO, Henry Ford MedicalGroup

Leadership (Non-Clinical)
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  • The incumbent must have ten (10) or more years of clinical and executive leadership experience, including responsibility for fiscal and medical staff management.

  • The incumbent should demonstrate achievement of a high level of professional accomplishment with experience in academic medicine and a portfolio of educational, research or other scholarly activities to the extent that he/she has attained faculty appointment at the associate/professor rank or the equivalent.

  • Experience in a large, advanced, complex health system is essential. Experience within an integrated care system that includes multiple hospitals, a pluralistic medical staff, as well as an insurance product is ideal.

  • A proven track record in improving quality and safety in a complex health system is required. Must be a leader and champion of quality. Significant experience with a proven Quality Improvement System (Lean, Six-Sigma, etc.) is ideal.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of current trends in health care, including physician-hospital relationships, physician practice models, access issues, quality improvement processes, clinical information systems, and the implications of the changing health care environment for medical credentialing are essential.

  • Must be highly strategic with the ability to craft a vision and engage key stakeholders to achieve system-wide goals.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills required to initiate and develop productive working partnerships with all levels of management/leadership and staff. Ability to influence results, garner support and tactfully manage complex relationships. The ability to lead through influence within and across the organization is critical for success. A highly collaborative style is essential.

  • Must have exceptional self-awareness as well as appropriate political skills to be able to successfully navigate through a large, complex, highly-matrixed environment. Must be confident and decisive, but also flexible and adaptable and have good listening skills.

  • Must be comfortable with ambiguity and with operating in a collaborative, shared leadership (matrixed) environment. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values of the HFMG and HFHS.

  • Must be a visible leader one who leads/manages by “walking around” and engaging people at all levels across the health system.  Should be proactive and passionate about quality, service and patient experience.

  • Demonstrated customer service orientation, seeking to understand customer requirements and exercising judgment in meeting their expectations (particularly when there are differences of opinions on needs and services), and unanticipated contingencies or a divergence of ideas/perspectives.

  • Exceptional skills in oral and written communication, persuasion, team-building and negotiation required. The incumbent must be able to clearly articulate and demonstrate commitment to high quality and safe patient care, and the philosophy, mission, vision and values of HFHS and to inspire active support of these in others.

  • High emotional intelligence is essential.



To be successful in this position, the incumbent must:

  • Must have a track record of personal accomplishments and distinguished academic credentials including the experience and reputation necessary to ensure the continuation and enhancement of the clinical, education and research missions of HFHS.

  • MD, DO, MD/PhD, DO/PhD or equivalent and must be board certified in an ACGME-recognized medical specialty or equivalent certifying body.

  • Having an advanced degree/formal training/experience in business, healthcare administration, or public health is highly advantageous.


       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit HenryFord.com.


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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