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Richard Davis, PhD, EdM

Richard Chip Davis

Senior Vice President and CEO
Henry Ford Health System South Market and Henry Ford Hospital

Richard "Chip" Davis, Ph.D., Ed.M., joined Henry Ford Health System in November 2018 and serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the System’s Southeast Michigan South Market and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction over the entire clinical and financial operations leading new clinical, academic and commercial partnerships for Henry Ford Hospital and the South Market, which encompasses all Henry Ford care delivery sites in Wayne and Monroe Counties, as well as eastern Washtenaw County.

Prior to joining Henry Ford, Davis served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington D.C., a not-for-profit hospital within Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), where he led several transformational efforts for both the hospital and organization. He established the hospital’s Innovation Hub, the first of its kind healthcare improvement accelerator in a community hospital. He founded JHM’s Center for Innovation, now known as the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. He also created a nationally trademarked hospital-based program for process improvement training, which resulted in the highest annual safety and quality scores within the JHM hospital group and thousands of certifications nationwide.

Davis’ career with Johns Hopkins Medicine spanned more than 25 years. His previous roles include vice president of Innovation and Patient Safety and executive director for Johns Hopkins Health System’s access services, ambulatory operations and operations integration. Davis has also served as a national consultant, advising health systems and community hospitals on operational efficiency and quality improvements, innovation and patient safety programs, medical staff relations and culture change.

He was recently chosen by Washington Life Magazine among the "Power 100 - Most Influential People in Washington DC” and has also been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the “500 People to Know in Healthcare” and “300 US and Health System Leaders to Know.”

Davis, originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, received his Ph.D. in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in 1993. He also has a Master’s degree in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan.

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