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Nancy M. Schlichting

Chief Executive Officer
Henry Ford Health System

Nancy M. Schlichting has served as a member of the Walgreen Co. board of directors since 2006. She is chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, one of the country’s largest health care systems that integrates primary and specialty care with research and education. A 2011 recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the system includes the Henry Ford Medical Group, five owned hospitals, the Health Alliance Plan, 32 primary care centers and many other health-related entities located throughout southeastern Michigan. 

Schlichting brings decades of health care expertise to Walgreens. She joined Henry Ford in 1998 as senior vice president and chief administrative officer. She was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer the following year and assumed the additional responsibilities of president and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital in 2001. She was formally named president and CEO of the health care system in June 2003.

Prior to joining Henry Ford Health System, Schlichting was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio. She has also served as president of the Eastern Region of Catholic Health Initiatives, president and CEO of Riverside Methodist Hospitals and executive vice president and chief operating officer of Akron City Hospital.

Schlichting serves on numerous community, professional and corporate boards that reflect both her professional and personal interests. She is a board member of The Kresge Foundation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch, Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy Board of Visitors, the Citizen’s Research Council of Michigan, the Detroit Economic Club, the Downtown Detroit Partnership, and is past chair of the Detroit Regional Chamber. 

Schlichting earned her bachelor’s degree in public policy studies magna cum laude from Duke University and a masters of business administration degree from Cornell University.  She is the recipient of honorary degrees from Central Michigan University and Walsh College.

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