Robert G. Riney
President and CEO
It’s safe to say that there has never been a CEO of Henry Ford Health with more experience within the organization and in the community than Bob Riney. His over 40 years of experience at Henry Ford Health, as well as in the Detroit metro community, make him the ideal leader as Henry Ford Health continues to lead the nation in providing innovative, compassionate care.
Bob, a graduate of Wayne State University, joined Henry Ford Health in 1978 and has had the privilege throughout his career to work in almost every business unit in the System. As a result of this rare career track, he has a deep understanding of health system operations and organizational culture and its impact on operating performance. His relationship and negotiation skills, as well as his ability to translate complex challenges into actionable solutions, have served him and Henry Ford Health well.
Bob has held numerous Henry Ford Health leadership positions, including: president, healthcare operations (2017 – 2022); chief operating officer (2003-2022); senior vice president and chief administrative officer (2002–2003); senior vice president and chief human resources officer (2000–2002); and vice president of organizational design and effectiveness (1998–2000).
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 community strategic issues. His current board and community roles include: board member, Nemours Foundation – one of the country’s largest foundations; vice chair, National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL); board member, past- chair, Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA); board member, Detroit Zoological Society; board member, M1 Rail Transit Authority; board member, The Parade Company; and, board member, Hudson-Webber Foundation.