Henry Ford Health System in Detroit announced the new president and CEO of 777-bed Henry Ford Hospital will be John Popovich, M.D., who started his career at the hospital as in intern in 1975 and rose to become its chair of internal medicine and senior vice president for clinical affairs.
Popovich named CEO at Henry Ford Hospital
Popovich, 60, replaces Tony Armada, who left last November to become president of 579-bed Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Ill., after five years at the helm of Henry Ford Hospital.
Bob Riney, the system's executive vice president and chief operating officer, said in a news release that Popovich's career in medicine will allow him to clinically strengthen the hospital, which is completing a $310 million expansion and renovation project and recently announced plans to invest $500 million toward further expansion.
In an interview, Popovich called it “almost dreamlike to me to be able to lead this campus and this hospital,” which is scheduled to happen July 15. “My emphasis is really on the patient above all and being able to tie in all of what we do on this campus to support the patient,” he said.
Send us a letter
Have an opinion about this story? Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor, and we may publish it in print.