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Dr. Steven Kalkanis to Serve as Executive Vice President, CEO of Henry Ford Hospital

DETROIT, MI – As Henry Ford Health prepares to embark on its most transformative work yet, with the reimagination and impending growth of its Detroit hospital campus and the New Center neighborhood, President and CEO Bob Riney announced that two trusted physician leaders, Dr. Adnan Munkarah and Dr. Steven Kalkanis, and two executive operational leaders, Robin Damschroder and Denise Brooks-Williams, will assume expanded roles and additional responsibilities within the $7B integrated healthcare system.

“As we continue to reimagine the services we provide across the entire healthcare continuum, we know we have a fundamental commitment to improving health across our communities,” Riney said. “These four transformational leaders share a deep dedication to our mission and will help take our mission and vision to the next level. Through their many years within the organization they’ve exemplified what it means to put our team and patients’ best interests first.”

Dr. Adnan Munkarah, currently the system’s Executive Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer, will serve in a newly created role: President, Care Delivery System & Chief Clinical Officer. Dr. Munkarah’s appointment marks the first time in recent history that a physician has served at this level for Henry Ford Health. Dr. Munkarah will oversee both the clinical and operational sides of the organization, including hospitals, ambulatory and service lines – driving growth and clinical excellence, championing quality and safety, enabling new levels of innovation and research, and forging strong partnerships with physician groups and other healthcare teams.

Robin Damschroder, currently Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, will serve as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial & Business Development Officer. In addition to her duties as Chief Financial Officer, Damschroder’s role will permanently oversee business development as well as partnership and collaboration strategy, including the newly announced Detroit campus redevelopment.

Dr. Steven Kalkanis will serve as Executive Vice President, CEO of Henry Ford Hospital and CEO of the Henry Ford Medical Group, the last of which is his current role. It’s the first time in Henry Ford’s history that its primary academic and complex care hub and medical group will be under singular physician leadership. Dr. Kalkanis’s expanded role comes on the heels of the system and key partners having announced a $2.5 billion investment to reimagine Henry Ford’s academic healthcare campus, including a new hospital facility and patient tower, and its surrounding neighborhood in Detroit.

Denise Brooks-Williams, currently Senior Vice President and CEO of Market Operations, will serve as Executive Vice President & CEO, Care Delivery System Operations. In addition to her current stewardship of market strategy and hospital operations, Brooks-Williams will also provide system-wide leadership over other key areas including ambulatory operations, surgical services and emergency departments.

“I am so proud and excited to elevate these gifted physicians and trusted executives during such a historic time for Henry Ford Health,” Riney said. “We recognize their passion, insight, vision and unwavering leadership as incredible assets for our team, patients and community.”


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