Overview:Founded in 1915 by auto pioneer Henry Ford, we are one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems. We provide health insurance and health care delivery, including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services backed by excellence in research and education.
We are a not-for-profit corporation managed by President & Chief Executive Officer Wright Lassiter III, and governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, with volunteer-led advisory and affiliate boards providing additional leadership. We are also a 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.
Teaching, research and advanced patient care make us a premier academic medical center. Affiliated with Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, we provide innovative physician training programs and collaborate on leading-edge medical research.
We are a state and national leader in medical education for medical students, interns, residents and fellows and the continuing education of faculty, affiliated physicians, nurses and allied health professionals.
With more than 31,600 employees, we are the sixth-largest employer in metro Detroit, and amongst the most diverse. We are also proud to be the official team physicians for the Detroit Pistons and official healthcare provider of the Detroit Lions. We are a tobacco-free organization.