Barbara Rossmann joined the organization in 1999 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2004. Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals is among Macomb County’s leading employers and health providers, with approximately 3,500 employees, 1,000 medical staff members, 635 licensed beds in a tertiary care hospital and two specialty hospitals, an extensive regional ambulatory network including six health centers, and dozens of outpatient facilities and physician practices. With annual net operating revenue of approximately $460 million, Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals is the second largest operating unit of Henry Ford Health System, recognized as a 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, one of the most prestigious national awards for performance excellence.
Barbara received her Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing and initiated doctoral studies. In addition to executive leader roles within the Daughters of Charity Health System and Trinity Health, both leading health systems in the United States, Barbara served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps.
Barbara’s commitment to the southeast Michigan region extends beyond her work through Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals. She serves as a board member for the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber, the Alliance for Advancing Nonprofit Healthcare, the Midwest Healthcare Executives Group & Associates (MHEGA), the Macomb Health Plan, and the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Statewide Campus System, as an alternate delegate to the American Health and Hospital Association’s Regional Policy-Board 5, as vice chair of the Southeast Michigan Red Cross board, and a member of the Michigan Hospital Association’s Legislative Policy Panel. She also serves as an advisory board member for Families Against Narcotics and the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan.