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Wright Lassiter III named next CEO at Henry Ford
Modern Healthcare | October 04, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Wright Lassiter III, 51, will become CEO of Henry Ford Health System in late 2016.

Schlichting to retire from Henry Ford Health, Lassiter taking the reins
Bob Herman | September 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Henry Ford Health System CEO Nancy Schlichting said Monday she will retire from her role at the Detroit-based organization in December 2016, and a newly hired hospital executive from California will take the CEO spot.

Nancy Hoyt named board chair of Compassion & Choices, and other newsmakers
Modern Healthcare | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Nancy Hoyt has been named board chair of Compassion & Choices, one of the nation's largest not-for-profit organizations devoted to end-of-life care options.

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Academic health leaders advocate new, varied partnerships
Bob Herman | September 04, 2014
If academic medical centers want to stay relevant and on the cutting edge of healthcare, they will need to build partnerships inside and outside the sector, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

NQF to study socio-demographic factors in 30-day readmissions
Sabriya Rice | July 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The impact of socio-demographic factors on 30-day hospital readmissions will be the focus of a robust new National Quality Forum trial, the organization announced Wednesday. The trial will consider such factors as income, education, race and primary language.

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Beaumont merger creates major Detroit-area system
Bob Herman | June 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The boards of three health systems located in Southeast Michigan have given the green light to merge, creating a $3.8 billion combined organization.

Video News | Detroit poverty presents readmissions challenge for Henry Ford
June 14, 2014
Neighborhoods around Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit are wracked by poverty, and the lack of access to pharmacies and healthy foods, as well as infrequent public transportation, make it more likely that patients who live there will be readmitted soon after they're discharged.

Obamacare rule has hospitals targeting health improvement
Steven Ross Johnson | June 14, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
All not-for-profit hospitals are now required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to conduct and publish community needs assessments once every three years. Some experts say the requirement has fostered a more collaborative approach between hospitals and community stakeholders.

Safety net hospitals face socio-economic disadvantages
Sabriya Rice | June 07, 2014
For the health policy team at Henry Ford Hospital, understanding the economic and demographic makeup of the local community is essential. Many of the patients who visit the 751-bed safety net hospital in Detroit come from neighborhoods that have specific challenges, which hospital officials say...

Henry Ford competition challenges employees to cut costs, improve care with tech
Tom Henderson, Crain's Detroit Business | June 05, 2014
The Henry Ford Innovation Institute in Detroit is looking for 10 teams of would-be entrepreneurs interested in launching companies around the idea of wearable and sensor technologies.



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