Robert G. Riney
President and CEO
It is safe to say there has never been a CEO of Henry Ford Health with more experience both within the organization and the community than Bob Riney. His 45 years of service at Henry Ford Health—coupled with having spent his entire life in Metro Detroit—make him the ideal leader as the storied organization continues to lead the region and nation in innovative, compassionate and transformative care.
A proud graduate of Wayne State University, Bob joined Henry Ford Health in 1978 and has had the privilege to work in almost every business unit within the system. As a result of his rare career track, Bob has a deep understanding of health system operations and organizational culture, as well as its impact on operating performance. His relationship and negotiation skills combined with his ability to translate complex challenges into actionable solutions have been foundational assets in Henry Ford Health’s success, partnerships and growth.
Before becoming CEO in 2022, Bob held numerous Henry Ford Health leadership positions including: President, Healthcare Operations and Chief Operating Officer (2017 – 2022); Chief Operating Officer (2003-2022); Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (2002–2003); and Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (2000–2002).
Bob is a passionate contributor to the overall quality of the community as well as his profession, and he is often sought out for input on major strategic issues. His current board and community roles include: Trustee, Alfred I. duPont Charitable Trust; Board Member & Past Chair, Michigan Health & Hospital Association; Board Member, Detroit Zoological Society; Board Member, M1 Rail Transit Authority; Board Chair, The Parade Company; Board Member, Hudson-Webber Foundation; Board Member, Caymich Insurance Company; Board Member, Business Leaders for Michigan; Board Member, Downtown Detroit Partnership; Board Member, Detroit Regional Partnership; Board Member, The Detroit Economic Club (DEC); and Board Member, Motown Museum.