Nursing Leaders

Every Henry Ford Health System hospital has a chief nursing officer who works with their team to manage the day-to-day operations of the 3,000 nurses who deliver top-notch care every day.

Each chief nursing officer, provides the passion and leadership that ensures Henry Ford Health System nurses have the tools, knowledge and support to deliver great care.

Veronica Hall, M.S.M., M.B.A., B.S.N., R.N.
Veronica Hall is senior vice president for clinical operations and chief nursing executive for Henry Ford Health System. She is responsible for the management of patient care services, leading daily operations and personnel as she collaborates with medical staff and hospital leadership to ensure continued quality and efficiency.

Gwen Gnam, R.N, M.S.N.
Gwen Gnam has been a practicing nurse for more than 30 years and is currently the Chief Nursing Officer / Vice-President of Patient Care Services at Henry Ford Hospital, and the HFHS lead inpatient nurse for project Helios, our implementation of the latest Electronic Medical Recordkeeping technology.

Linda Harden, M.S., B.S.N., R.N.
Linda Harden is responsible for nursing practice and nursing standards in Henry Ford Medical Group's ambulatory sites.

Karen Harris, R.N., M.S.N.
Karen Harris has been with Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital for four years in various nursing positions, most recently as administrator for Inpatient Nursing. She played a key role in the opening of the hospital in 2009.

Michael Markel Jr., R.N.
Michael Markel Jr. is vice president for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital. Markel is responsible for all nursing operations, quality of care as it relates to nursing and professional development of the nursing staff.

Josephine Wahl, M.S., R.N., C.N.A.
Josephine Wahl serves as vice president of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer for Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. In these roles, she is responsible for establishing and administering the overall direction for nursing services and providing clinical and programmatic direction.