Health Care Hall of Fame Past Inductees
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Inducted in 2022
During the month their mother spent in the hospital, Nancy Schlichting—a fifth-grader at the time—and her three siblings were not allowed to visit. Her low opinion of hospitals stuck with her until college, when she learned that hospital administration could be a career.
Many admirers use words like “grit,” “courage,” “bravery” and “risk” to describe Schlichting’s leadership at Henry Ford, but one of her longtime colleagues there focuses on something else.
“She has helped guide our renowned organization through unprecedented challenges and achievements with heart, wisdom and perspicacity,” Dr. A. Eugene Washington, the university’s chancellor for health affairs and president and CEO of the health system, said in an email.