Nancy Schlichting, 58, joined Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System in 1998 as senior vice president and chief administrative officer, but has served as president and CEO since 2003. She is credited for leading the
$4 billion system with more than 23,000 employees through a financial turnaround, helping it to start turning a profit in 2003 after previously posting losses. In 2011, Schlichting accepted the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, largely earned for Henry Ford’s “No Harm” patient-safety campaign.
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