Nancy M. Schlichting

Nancy M. Schlichting

Nancy M. Schlichting

CEO, Henry Ford Health System

Nancy Schlichting is chief executive officer of Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), a nationally recognized $4.2 billion healthcare organization with 24,000 employees, which was recipient of the 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. She is credited with leading the health system through a dramatic financial turnaround and for award-winning patient safety, customer service, and diversity initiatives.

Ms. Schlichting joined HFHS in 1998 as its senior vice president and chief administrative officer and was named president and CEO in 2003. Her career in healthcare administration spans 30 years in senior-level executive positions.

Ms. Schlichting serves on the boards of The Kresge Foundation, Walgreen Company, the Federal Re-serve Bank of Chicago–Detroit Branch, the Detroit Regional Chamber (chair), the Greater Detroit Area Health Council, the Citizen's Research Council of Michigan, the Detroit Economic Club, the Downtown Detroit Partnership, and the United Way of Southeastern Michigan. She is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Michigan Women's Forum.

Ms. Schlichting's most recent awards include Modern Healthcare's "100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare" and "Top 25 Women in Healthcare," the Harvard Business School Club of Michigan's Business Leader of the Year, Ernst & Young's Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award, and Crain's Detroit Business's "Women to Watch."

Ms. Schlichting received her AB in public policy studies, magna cum laude, from Duke University and her MBA from Cornell University. She is the recipient of honorary degrees from Walsh College and Central Michigan University.