100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Wright Lassiter, 52
President, incoming CEO, Henry Ford Health System
- Compensation: NA
- Years on list: 1
As the CEO of Oakland, Calif.-based Alameda Health System, Lassiter rebuilt the $865 million safety net system, a testament to his decades of experience across the country working on major, complex health systems. His achievements also caught the eye of Nancy Schlichting, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System. Impressed by his turnaround leadership, she suggested Lassiter as her successor when she announced her intention to retire at the end of 2016.