Governor Appoints Henry Ford Wyandotte CEO to Certificate of Need Commission

April 25, 2013

WYANDOTTE, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Denise Brooks-Williams, president and CEO of Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, to the Certificate of Need Commission.

The 11-member commission regulates and balances the cost and quality of and access to Michigan’s health care system. It also develops, revises and determines approval or disapproval for Certificate of Need standards. No more than six members can be from the same political party.

Brooks-Williams will represent hospitals and serve as a Democrat. She replaces Edward Goldman. She will serve a three-year term that expires April 9, 2016. These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Brooks-Williams joined Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital in February 2013. She was formerly president and chief executive officer of Bronson Battle Creek in Battle Creek and has also held various leadership positions with St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital and the Detroit Medical Center. Brooks-Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in health services administration, both from the University of Michigan.